Erik ten Hag’s staff will play Wrexham, owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, at Snapdragon Stadium — house of the NWSL’s San Diego Wave — on July 25.
United mentioned they may choose a staff that’s “youth-focused” from the squad picked to put together for the brand new season on their tour of the US.
“This would be the first time the staff has visited San Diego, and we’re trying ahead to taking part in in entrance of our passionate US followers on the Snapdragon Stadium,” mentioned John Murthough, United’s soccer director. “Pre-season excursions are at all times an awesome event to provide alternatives for our most promising younger Academy gamers to realize helpful expertise within the first staff setting, and this match towards Wrexham AFC is a superb instance of that.
“Manchester United has a historical past of nurturing and selling youth and it is a likelihood for not solely Erik but in addition our US supporters to evaluate the homegrown expertise that’s creating inside our academy, and hopefully to have the ability to say, ‘I noticed him right here first,’ if a few of these gamers go on to ascertain themselves as first staff regulars.”
Wrexham are at present high of the Nationwide League, three factors away from Notts County with a recreation in hand. They haven’t performed the Previous Trafford aspect in a aggressive recreation since 1995, an FA Cup tie that led to a 5-2 victory for United.
“We’re trying ahead to having the ability to play in the US for the primary time within the membership’s historical past,” mentioned Wrexham supervisor Phil Parkinson. “The match towards Manchester United is certain to be a memorable event at Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego.
“The tour can be a superb alternative for us to organize for the 2023-24 season, and the match towards Manchester United can be a aggressive fixture and a great take a look at for us as we sit up for the brand new marketing campaign.
“We get pleasure from welcoming supporters from the US to the Racecourse Floor, and we’re trying ahead to having the ability to play in entrance of a few of these new followers on American soil in the summertime.”
United have but to announce opponents, dates or venues for the remainder of their tour matches.