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28/03/2011 09:49, Report by Adam Marshall

United head to America

Manchester United will face the MLS All-Stars in July as part of the club's 2011 pre-season tour to the USA.

Full details of all US tour games, including opposition and ticket details, will be announced on Tuesday by Sir Alex Ferguson at a special media event in the United States and also on ManUtd.com.

The All-Star game, sponsored by AT&T, will take place at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey on Wednesday 27 July (kick-off: 20:30 local time).

It's the second successive year United have featured in the annual All-Star game. Last July, Javier Hernandez scored in his first run-out for the Reds as United became the first international team to beat the All-Stars over 90 minutes, with a resounding 5-2 success in Houston, Texas. Youngsters Federico Macheda (2), Darron Gibson and Tom Cleverley were also on the scoresheet.

"We're delighted to have been invited to play the MLS All-Star Game for the second year running,” Sir Alex said. “Last year's game was a special occasion in front of a noisy, passionate crowd. Obviously we'll be looking to repeat the performance and the scoreline, but it will be a great spectacle for everyone involved."

Tickets for the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game will be available for purchase by Red Bulls season-ticket holders and plan holders on 20 April at 10:00. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on 2 June at 14:00.

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