Manchester United confirm USA summer tour in 2014

manchester-united-logo-usa-tour-2014-premier-leagueManchester United will tour the USA this summer, the club announced on Tuesday. Though details are scarce, this is the first time Manchester United will play in the USA since the summer of 2011.

“Since the Club’s last visit in 2011, the appeal of football in America has grown rapidly,” Manchester United group managing director Richard Arnold said in a press statement. “NBC reported that this season’s Barclays Premier League opening weekend saw the average viewership rise by 78% from the 2012/13 season*, with Manchester United’s match against Swansea being the most-watched game. Manchester United has over eight million followers in the United States and the 2014 Tour presents an exciting opportunity for these fans to get up close to the club they love.

Manchester United are currently 7th in the Premier League table with 40 points after 24 games played. In Europe, United play Olympiacos in the Champions League Round of 16 starting on Feb 25. As it stands, the top five Premier League teams will qualify for Europe through the league for next season. Manchester United are five points behind 5th-place Everton.

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