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Man Utd to face Wrexham in 2023 pre-season pleasant in San Diego

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Nationwide League facet Wrexham – owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney – will face Premier League giants Manchester United in a pre-season pleasant in america later in 2023.

Man Utd revealed final week Erik ten Hag and his squad will probably be heading to the USA in the summertime, with this fixture the primary confirmed match of their tour.

A lot of academy merchandise from the Pink Devils will probably be in motion after they tackle Wrexham, who’re at the moment gunning for promotion from the Nationwide League, on the Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego on 25 July.

Wrexham supervisor Phil Parkinson stated: “We’re trying ahead to with the ability to play in america for the primary time within the membership’s historical past. The match in opposition to Manchester United is bound to be a memorable event on the Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego.

“The tour will probably be a superb alternative for us to arrange for the 2023/24 season, and the match in opposition to Manchester United will probably be a aggressive fixture and a great take a look at for us as we look forward to the brand new marketing campaign.

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Ryan Reynolds watched Wrexham’s FA Cup tie with Sheffield United / Matthew Ashton – AMA/GettyImages

“We get pleasure from welcoming supporters from the US to the Racecourse Floor, and we’re trying ahead to with the ability to play in entrance of a few of these new followers on American soil in the summertime.”

Man Utd’s soccer director John Murtough added: “This would be the first time the workforce has visited San Diego, and we’re trying ahead to taking part in in entrance of our passionate US followers on the Snapdragon Stadium.

“Pre-season excursions are all the time an ideal alternative to present alternatives for our most promising younger Academy gamers to achieve helpful expertise within the first workforce surroundings, and this match in opposition to Wrexham AFC is a good instance of that.


Manchester United has a historical past of nurturing and selling youth and it is a likelihood for not solely Erik but additionally our US supporters to evaluate the homegrown expertise that’s growing 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 workforce regulars.”

Manchester United and Wrexham have solely ever battled it out on 5 earlier events, all of which have resulted in victories for United.

Their two FA Cup conferences span 38 years – their first coming in 1957 and their newest in 1995 – whereas additionally they met within the second spherical of the 1990/91 European Cup Winners’ Cup.

United received 5-0 an mixture because of targets from Brian McClair, Steve Bruce, Gary Pallister and Mark Robins. The Pink Devils would win the competitors by seeing off Montpellier, Legia Warsaw and at last Barcelona.

Tickets for the match between Man Utd and Wrexham go on pre-sale to Wrexham followers who’ve pre-registered and Man Utd season ticket holders, official members and govt membership members from 20:00 (BST) on Monday 27 March. Basic sale begins from 16:00 (BST) on Wednesday 29 March.

Registration info for pre-sale tickets may be discovered on Man Utd’s web site.


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