EXCLUSIVE: Erik ten Hag is ready for a Perth showdown with Steven Gerrard as Manchester United verify pre-season conflict with Aston Villa to wrap up their first abroad journey since 2019
- Soccer giants Manchester United will tackle Aston Villa in Perth this winter
- The Crimson Devils embark on their first abroad journey since earlier than the pandemic
- Sportsmail understands Erik ten Hag will face Steven Gerrard at Optus Stadium
- The brand new Utd boss will run the rule over his new squad forward of the 22-23 season
Manchester United new boss Erik ten Hag will lock horns with Steven Gerrard this winter after the Crimson Devils confirmed a pre-season conflict with Aston Villa at Perth’s Optus Stadium.
United are set to play 4 video games throughout their journey to Thailand and Australia in what will likely be their first abroad pre-season tour since 2019.
The Crimson Devils will play Liverpool in Bangkok on July 12 earlier than heading down beneath to tackle Melbourne Victory (July 15) and Crystal Palace (July 19) in a double header in Victoria.
Manchester United will tackle Aston Villa of their last pre-season sport in Perth this winter
Sportsmail understands that United will head west after the Palace sport to tackle Premier League rivals Villa at Optus Stadium on July 23.
The Crimson Devils final visited Perth three years in the past, beating outdated rivals Leeds 4-0 and Perth Glory 2-0 in entrance of crowds of over 50,000 spectators throughout Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign accountable for the membership.
John Murtough, United’s Soccer Director, mentioned: ‘We’re delighted to be returning to Perth to face top-quality Premier League opposition and profit from the first-class coaching services out there to us within the metropolis.
‘Pre-season excursions are such an essential a part of the squad’s preparation for the season forward, and we all know from previous expertise that Perth is a perfect vacation spot throughout this important interval.’
Erik ten Hag will face off with Steven Gerrard as the brand new Utd boss casts his eye over his squad
Utd’s journey to Thailand and Australia is their first abroad tour for the reason that begin of the pandemic
United’s Chief Working Officer, Collette Roche, added: ‘Our final go to to Perth three years in the past was an enormous success, with capability crowds and a few nice soccer, so we will not wait to return for Tour 2022.
‘We’re trying ahead to reconnecting with our followers, not simply from Western Australia, but in addition supporters travelling in from neighbouring states and throughout South-East Asia. The reception we acquired final time was magnificent and I’m certain this 12 months will likely be no totally different.
Palace are additionally anticipated to tackle Leeds United in Western Australia the day earlier than United tackle the Villans.
The Crimson Devils haven’t launched into an abroad tour for the reason that begin of the Covid pandemic and they don’t seem to be the one soccer membership to be heading Down Below this 12 months.
United have visited Optus Stadium (above) earlier than, taking over Leeds and Perth Glory in 2019
LaLiga giants Barcelona have agreed to tackle an A-League All Stars aspect at Accor Stadium in Sydney on Could 25 after the 2021-22 season is wrapped up.
By the point United contact down in Australia, they might have a glut of latest recruits forward of the 2022-23 marketing campaign. The Crimson Devils have been linked with the likes of Ruben Neves, Sebastian Haller, Harry Kane and Declan Rice.
Tickets for Manchester United v Aston Villa go on pre-sale to Manchester United Season Ticket Holders, Official Members and Govt Membership Members from third Could at 14:00 AWST, 07:00 BST earlier than happening basic sale from fifth Could.
For extra data or to buy tickets go to www.manutd.com/tour2022.