Fixture news: United set to play Leeds in Oslo

Thursday 25 May 2023 11:00

The historic rivalry between Manchester United and Leeds United will be reignited this summer as the pair meet in Oslo for the Reds’ first friendly of the 2023/24 season.

The match, to be played on 12 July at Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo, will be the first time the two English sides have played each other in Norway.

Fresh from their summer break, it will also provide the first opportunity for the Manchester United squad to gain valuable match fitness, as they prepare to travel on a four-match tour of the US later in July.

The game marks a return to the Ullevaal Stadium for United, having previously played pre-season friendlies there in 2017 and 2019 against local sides Valerenga, and Kristiansund, and in 2022 against Atletico Madrid.
Manchester United’s Football Director, John Murtough, said:

“Manchester United is hugely popular in Norway, and we are delighted to be bringing this game to our Norwegian fans. Oslo is home to our largest official supporters' club, and I know our fans will be out in force to watch this historic match.

“There is a lot of history and a fierce rivalry between the two clubs, providing a competitive first match for Erik and the team to start their preparations for the 2023/24 campaign.”

Tickets for this match go on pre-sale to fans who have pre-registered, plus Manchester United Season Ticket Holders, Official Members and Executive Club Members from 09:00 BST on 26 May, before going on general sale from 09:00 BST on 30 May.

Access to pre-sale can be obtained by registering your interest at

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12 July | Leeds United, Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo
19 July | Olympique Lyonnais, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh


22 July | Arsenal, MetLife Stadium, New Jersey
25 July | Wrexham, Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego
26 July | Real Madrid, NRG Stadium, Houston
30 July | Borussia Dortmund, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas