Manchester United to face Barcelona in pre-season friendly in America

23 December 2010 02:30
Manchester United will take on Barcelona next summer after the Spanish giants announced plans to return to the United States for their summer tour in 2011.[LNB]BARCA'S 2011 PRE-SEASON 21 and 22 July: Audi Cup (Munich)25 Jul: Friendly (Split)30 Jul: v Man United (Washington DC)3 August: v AC Milan (Miami)6 Aug: v Club America (Dallas) [LNB]The clubs last met in the Champions League final in 2009 when Lionel Messi inspired Pep Guardiola's men to a memorable 2-0 victory in Rome.[LNB]The La Liga champions carried out their pre-season campaign in Asia earlier this year after spending 2008 and 2009 in the US.[LNB]Guardiola's men will cross the Atlantic again next summer to play three games in July and August.[LNB]Prior to that, Barca will play friendlies in Germany and Croatia against as-yet unknown opposition with the club estimating a potential income of £5million from the matches.[LNB] Running battle: Barcelona will take on Manchester United during their pre-season tour of the USA next summer[LNB] Wenger hits out at 'know-it-all' Nani over claims Arsenal can't win the titleFit-again Owen back for Christmas run-in to boost Manchester UnitedMan United step up keeper search as Fergie confirms Van der Sar will retireMANCHESTER UNITED FC

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