Villa friendly to go ahead

Saturday 23 July 2022 08:37

Manchester United’s friendly against Aston Villa in Perth is set to go ahead at Saturday’s planned local kick-off time of 17:45, despite heavy rain in the Australian city.

Overnight downpours and morning thunderstorms left the pitch at the Optus Stadium waterlogged earlier in the day, but the weather improved in the afternoon and ground staff worked hard to remove surface water.

Following a pitch inspection at 15:00, the referee declared the pitch to be playable.