Monday 04 February 2013
Manchester United will travel to Hong Kong for the first time since 2005 as part of their summer tour this year.
The leaders of the Barclays Premier League will take on local side Kitchee FC on 29 July at the Hong Kong Stadium with tickets on sale from 20 February.
The match takes place just after Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Sunderland and South China take part in the Barclays Asia Trophy there between 24-27 July.
"The club has tremendous support throughout China and especially in Hong Kong," said Manchester United chief executive David Gill.
"The match will be the thrilling conclusion of a week of English Premier League football in Hong Kong"
Ken K. Ng
"We have visited on a number of occasions and after an eight-year gap it's a pleasure for the team to be able to return to Hong Kong again this year. We are looking forward to engaging with our loyal fans, our commercial partners and most importantly preparing for the season ahead."
The last time United travelled to Hong Kong, they beat the Hong Kong national team 2-0, with goals from Giuseppe Rossi and Dong Fangzhuo.
United have already announced a tour match against the Australian A-League All Stars in Sydney on 20 July, and will be revealing two more tour dates on Tuesday and Thursday this week. For more information, click here. For more information on the Manchester United tour, click here.
"The match between Kitchee and Manchester United will also be the thrilling conclusion of a week of English Premier League football in Hong Kong this summer," said Kitchee Foundation chairman Ken K. Ng. "We are looking forward to bringing to the Hong Kong public one of the most exciting international exhibition matches ever."
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