United to face Barca in America

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are scheduled to meet the Spanish champions

on July 30 at FedExField in the US capital in their final game of a

five-match tour which will also see them meet three Major League

Soccer sides as well as an All-Star team. “Tours are a fantastic

chance for the players to get away as a unit, to put in some good

training sessions and to meet some of our fans around the world who

don’t have a chance to watch us play live every week,” said

Ferguson. “Our visits to the US are always enjoyable ones. The

training facilities are excellent and we certainly found last year

that, with the improving quality of the MLS teams, the games are

very competitive, which is great preparation for a new season. “To

finish off with a match against Barcelona will be a special moment

for all our fans in the States.” United open against New England

Revolution on July 13 in Boston before travelling west to meet

Seattle Sounders a week later. Next comes a game against Chicago

Fire on July 23 before they take on the MLS All-Stars in New Jersey

on July 27 and Barca in Washington.