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Red Devils announce four-city US preseason tour

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Manchester United officially announced they will be returning to the US for their preseason tour in 2014.

The 2014 tour marks United's first preseason trip to the US since 2011, as they went back to back years with US tours, playing multiple games and taking on the MLS All-Stars in venues across the country.

To celebrate their upcoming tour of the US, and the clubs landmark 20th PL title from last season, United's lates Premier League trophy and a travelling group of former players will be stopping into four US cities later this week and the start of next.

Man United will be part of the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup, with the full details set to be announced in the coming weeks.

However, the eight teams listed to participate in games are United, Manchester City, Liverpool, AC Milan, AS Roma Internazionale, Olympiakos and Real Madrid. Manchester United group managing director, Richard Arnold had the following to say on their US tour:

"Since the Club's last visit in 2011, the appeal of football in America has grown rapidly.

"NBC reported that this season's Barclays Premier League opening weekend saw the average viewership rise by 78 per cent from the 2012/13 season, with Manchester United's match against Swansea being the most-watched game."

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