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Man United set in front of Leeds in the pre-season Australia tour



Manchester United will face bitter rivals Leeds in the 60,000 Optus Stadium in Perth on the pre-season Australia tour

  • Manchester United and Leeds have not played each other since September 2011
  • Both clubs look like Australia's tour before the 2019-20 season next summer
  • Jose Mourinho's side will meet Leeds and Perth Glory Down during next July

James Dutton For Mail Online

Manchester United looks to face bitter rivals Leeds for the first time in over eight years during a pre-season tour in Australia next summer.

Jose Mourinho's side will fine-tune his preparations for the 2019-20 Premier League season Down Under, according to The world game.

And as well as a clash with Leeds at the brand new Optus Stadium in Perth, they will also meet Perth Glory in July next year.

Perth's 60,000 Optus Stadium appears to host Manchester United vs. Leeds next year

Perth's 60,000 Optus Stadium appears to host Manchester United vs. Leeds next year

Perth's 60,000 Optus Stadium appears to host Manchester United vs. Leeds next year

First and foremost a cricket ground, it will host one of the oldest rivalries in English football next July

First and foremost a cricket ground, it will host one of the oldest rivalries in English football next July

First and foremost a cricket ground, it will host one of the oldest rivalries in English football next July

United's two matches in Perth will take place July 13, against Glory, before starting their long rivals for the first time since September 2011 on July 17th.

They report that an official announcement is expected to take place on Wednesday. It marks United's first bet to Australia since August 2013 when it took A-League All Stars at ANZ Stadium.

The 60,000 setter hosted Chelsea's clash with Perth Glory earlier this year.

Leeds will also travel to Sydney to play against Western Sydney Wanderers for the opening of their new home in Parramatta on July 21st.

Ryan Giggs was on target last time the old rivals met in the League Cup in September 2011

Ryan Giggs was on target last time the old rivals met in the League Cup in September 2011

Ryan Giggs was on target last time the old rivals met in the League Cup in September 2011

Jermaine Beckford made the winning goal in his last meeting in Old Trafford 2010

Jermaine Beckford made the winning goal in his last meeting in Old Trafford 2010

Jermaine Beckford made the winning goal in his last meeting in Old Trafford 2010

It will be the first Pennines derby since a League Cup conflict at Elland Road 2011, when a belt from Michael Owen and a Ryan Giggs goal saw Sir Alex Ferguson's side to victory.

OPTUS STADIUM

Opened: December 2017

Capacity: 60 000

sports: Australian rules football, cricket

Leeds secured a famous victory in their last run of Old Trafford in January 2010.

Jermaine Beckford's first half saw League One outfit produce a shock win at home for the then English champions in the third round of the FA Cup.

Optus Stadium just opened last year and replaced Perth's beloved WACA ground, a fortress of Australian cricket over the years.

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