Manchester United end the 2011 USA Tour in Washington DC where the Reds will take on Barcelona at the FedExField...
Saturday 30 July 2011. KO: 19:00 local time.
FedExField, Washington DC. Capacity: 91,704.
The reigning Spanish champions, who are widely regarded outside Manchester as the best team on the planet, were founded in 1899 in Catalonia after a Swiss footballer put an advert in a magazine seeking players. Barcelona have since grown into one of the world’s biggest clubs, racking up 21 La Liga titles, 25 Spanish Cups and four European Cup/Champions Leagues.
Josep ‘Pep’ Guardiola, a former player who was in the Barcelona side that won the club’s first European Cup in 1992. After hanging up his boots he managed Barcelona B - Barca's reserve side - before getting promotion to the big job in 2008. And he made some start, winning everything there was to win: the Spanish league, cup and league cup, the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. He followed that up with a second La Liga title last year and in May 2011 led Barca to the La Liga and Champions League double.