10/12/2012 00:15, Report by Press Department

Reds to visit Sydney

Manchester United has today announced it is to travel to Sydney to play a friendly match against the Australian A-League All Stars as part of Tour 2013, presented by Aon.

This will be only the fifth visit the club has made to Australia, the first being in 1967. The team last played there as Treble winners in 1999.

Announcing the game, United chief executive David Gill said: "The game and training camp that will take place in Sydney will be an important part of the team’s preparation for the 2013/14 season. We are delighted to accept the invitation from the New South Wales Government and the Football Federation Australia to visit one of the world's truly great cities.

"There are three main reasons we go on pre-season tour. First and foremost is the team’s preparation for the season ahead. But the tour also allows us to engage with our global fan base and network of commercial partners. It has been a while since we last visited Sydney and we are looking forward to renewing our relationship with our loyal and enthusiastic Australian fans."

The whole Manchester United first team will train in Sydney for six days, playing the game on 20 July at the Sydney ANZ Stadium.

Match tickets
Tickets will be on general sale from 09:00 AEDT on Wednesday 12 December (22:00 GMT on Tuesday 11 December) at

Tour travel packages
United's official travel partner Thomas Cook Sport will be making supporter travel and accommodation packages available for the 2013 Tour in due course. Register your interest here for priority updates.

Manchester United will be visiting fans across the world during Tour 2013, presented by Aon.
Sign up here for email updates and free entry into our draw to win signed tour memorabilia (see for details).

Please enter a valid email address.

Please enter a valid date of birth

Please select a County from the dropdown list.

ContinuePlease read our privacy consent below.

Privacy Consent

By submitting this form you expressly consent that the Manchester United (“MU”) Group (being all companies with the MU name) and the other MU Commercial Partners (as both may change over time) may share & use your personal information (a) to provide products & services you request, (b) for consumer profiling, market research & (c) unless you tick the boxes below to contact you by post, phone or electronically (incl. email, text & DigitalTV) about MU related products, services, offers & events.

Don’t send me details of products, services, offers & events from:

Please click here to read the MU Privacy Policy and for an updated list of MU Group companies & MU Commercial Partners.

Thank you for registering
your interest in tour 2013, presented by Aon.
Remember to check your
E-Mail for regular updates