United set to play Real Madrid in Houston

Friday 12 May 2023 17:00

Two of the greatest names in European football will meet in Houston, Texas, this summer, when Manchester United take on Real Madrid.

The match, to be played at the NRG stadium on 26 July, is part of the Soccer Champions Tour exhibition series featuring six of the world’s most iconic football clubs in nine matches across 12 days in major cities across the United States.

Manchester United and Real Madrid are the most successful teams in England and Spain, respectively, with 55 league titles between them. The last US meeting in 2014 was played in front of 109,318 fans at The Big House, Michigan – still the largest ever audience for a football match played on US soil.
Amazingly, 109,318 fans attended when United and Real Madrid last played in the US.
Manchester United’s football director, John Murtough, said:

“This is a huge game for our fans in the US, giving them a unique opportunity to witness first-hand one of the greatest fixtures in world football. We last visited Houston in 2017 when we played Manchester City in front of a huge crowd, and I know this match will be just as popular.

“Erik and his team are looking forward to spending time in the US and preparing for the new season by taking on first-class opponents such as Real Madrid. Our players will relish the opportunity to test themselves against another top European side as they get ready for the 2023/24 campaign.”
Real Madrid is the fourth and final opponent on the club’s pre-season tour of the US to be announced. The full Tour 2023 schedule is as follows:

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

Tickets for Real Madrid v Manchester United go on pre-sale to fans who have pre-registered and Manchester United Season Ticket Holders, Official Members and Executive Club Members from 10:00 CT/16:00 BST on 17 May, before going on general sale from 10:00 CT/16:00 BST on 19 May.

Access to pre-sale can be obtained by registering your interest at www.manutd.com/tour2023alerts.

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