So we are again going to see the Manchester United in USA. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal will again take his boys to the USA this year too. The Reds won the tournament last year under Louis van Gaal’s early involvement at the club. What is more exciting that again Manchester United has confirmed their USA tour.
Manchester United Confirmed Their USA Tour:
Manchester United will start their USA tour with a match against Club America on 17th July. Now let’s get into the details.
Last year trouble:
Last year it was exhausting for the players and the new coach of the team as they had to run 13,500 miles to cover five cities for five matches. The mismanagement irritated the coach though devoid of such hectic schedule they won the title and Van Gaal got his first trophy, the International Champions’ Cup after joining United. The Reds played in West Coast in front of 362,119 attendances which is a US record. But still the unhappiness was found in the coaches’ voice:
“We have to prepare for the season and when you have a lot of commercial activities also for the players, and you have to travel distances, you have to fly a lot, you have also jet lag, and that is not very positive for a good preparation, but the tour was already arranged (before I became manager) so I have to adapt and I shall adapt.”
This year things are different:
Last year the whole match schedule was arranged by the former Manchester United coach. They geographically will cover a certain zone for their matches and as per news they will centre in Seattle where they will inaugurate their first match Club America on July 17th. This year they will play only 4 matches in just 12 days, but unfortunately they will not be seen confronting their Premier League rivals. After the last match in 29th July they will fly back to England to play a friendly match against Old Trafford and then they will start for the Premier League starting from 8th August.
According to the news next year summer tour will certainly be in Asia.
According to Richard Arnold, United managing director:
“Manchester United has a great history of visiting these US cities, creating memorable experiences for players and fans that date back as far as the 1950s.”
“Tour 2015, presented by Aon, will allow the team to train at some of the best facilities in the world and play in front of thousands of passionate US supporters at first-class stadiums.”
The most exciting news comes from home when he talked about the Manchester derby,
“After this month’s Manchester derby broke records to become the most-watched Premier League match in US cable television history, the club is excited to be returning to the United States at a time when the appetite for football is greater than ever.”
The other teams:
Chelsea will open the competition against the New York Red Bulls on July 22 at New Jersey, following by a match against PSG on July 25and will confront Barcelona three days later.
The schedule of Manchester United:
vs Club America on 17th July
vs San Jose Earthquakes on 21st July
vs Barcelona on 25th July
vs Paris Saint-Germain on 29th July
Van Gaal will be completing one year with Manchester United and this International Champions’ Cup is the tournament from where he started with a bang. After Manchester United has confirmed their USA tour, all the expectations has been raised more than before. Hope this year his team will shine again and that will definitely add to their confidence just before plunging into the war itself, the Premier League.