Manchester United announce US tour

Manchester United will tour the United States ahead of the 2014-15 Premier League season.

The reigning Premier League champions last played in the United States in 2011, but they have confirmed they will make the trip across the Atlantic as part of their preparations for next season.

It is unclear how many games they will play or what venues they will visit as their schedule is very much dependant on where they finish in the Premier League.

If they fail to secure a top-four finish, David Moyes’ side may have to return to England for Europa League qualifiers.

Manchester United Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold, said: “I’m delighted to announce that the team will be returning to the USA for our 2014 Tour, presented by Aon.
“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% 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.”