United return to Perth for Tour 2022

Thursday 28 April 2022 02:00

Manchester United will return to Perth, Western Australia, to take on Aston Villa on 23 July, as part of the squad’s Tour 2022 pre-season preparations.

The team visited Perth in 2019 during the last international pre-season tour before the pandemic, beating old rivals Leeds United 4-0 and Perth Glory 2-0 in front of crowds of over 50,000 passionate United fans.

The Optus Stadium game will be the team’s fourth Tour 2022 match under new manager Erik ten Hag, after playing Liverpool, in Bangkok, and Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace in Melbourne. 

Manchester United’s football director, John Murtough, comments: “We are delighted to be returning to Perth to face top-quality Premier League opposition and benefit from the first-class training facilities available to us in the city.

“Pre-season tours are such an important part of the squad’s preparation for the season ahead, and we know, from past experience, that Perth is an ideal destination during this crucial period.”

Manchester United’s chief operating officer, Collette Roche, comments: “Our last visit to Perth, three years ago, was a huge success, with capacity crowds and some great football, so we can’t wait to return for Tour 2022.

“We are looking forward to reconnecting with our fans, not just from Western Australia, but also supporters travelling in from neighbouring states and across south-east Asia. The reception we received last time was magnificent and I am sure this year will be no different.

“All four of our matches in south-east Asia and Australia will be a wonderful opportunity for international fans to see their favourite players up close in an exciting schedule of games.”

United announce Tour 2022 dates


Discover details of the Reds' pre-season tour later this year as three games are announced.

Tickets for Manchester United v Aston Villa go on pre-sale to Manchester United Season-Ticket Holders, Official Members and Executive Club Members from 3 May at 14:00 AWST, 07:00 BST, before going on general sale from 5 May. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.manutd.com/tour2022.

Every pre-season tour game will also be shown live on MUTV* and fans can follow all things pre-season, including team news, exclusive content, matchday build-up and more, on the Manchester United App.

*MUTV live coverage not available in Thailand and Australia due to domestic broadcast rights.