Saturday, June 27

AFC Fylde tickets on sale now

Reds can now buy tickets for United's first pre-season friendly against AFC Fylde.

The match takes place on Friday July 17 at 19:45 and will showcase mostly reserve team players and members of the youth team.

AFC Fylde have now sold 600 tickets, including all £15 Main Stand ones.
About 1,200 tickets remain - all standing - priced £10. There are no concessionary prices.
Reds can call the ticket hotline during business hours on 01772 635880. Payment can be made by debit or credit card.

Wednesday, June 17

New season fixtures revealed

United will begin their defence of their Premier League crown with a home match against Birmingham on August 15.

The reds' first away trip is to Burnley three days later. They play City at home on September 19 and away on April 17.

And they entertain Liverpool on March 20 having travelled to Anfield on October 24.

Due to Draconian copyright laws, we are banned from publishing a full list of fixtures unless we play a private company £3,931 plus VAT for privilege, as are all other websites and publications.

So go here for a full list.

However, we do warn you that some of the dates and kick off times WILL change when TV channels decide which games they are showing live.

Sunday, June 7

Official Asia Tour package revealed

On behalf of United, Travelcare Sports has announced it is offering an 11-night £7,198 package, taking fans to all four games on next month's Asia Tour.

Guests fly from London Heathrow on July 14, though a Manchester connection is available.

They will spend three nights each at The Parkroyal in Kuala Lumpur, The Atlet Century Park in Jakarta and Somerset Palace in Seoul followed by two nights at the Narada Grand in Hangzhou.

All customers get airport and match transfers, access to open training sessions, rep assistance, breakfast daily and a ticket for all the matches.

The price does not include travel insurance and is based on two people sharing a twin room.
Go here to book or to find out more.
Full tour fixtures:
18 Malaysia XI
20 Indonesian Super League Select XI
24 FC Seoul
26 Hangzhou Greentown

Thursday, June 4

United announce Luton friendly

A Manchester United XI will play at crisis club Luton Town in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday July 28, kick of 19:45.

Luton were relegated to the Blue Square North League last season after being docked 30 points due to financial problems.

Club staff want to develop their youth development department and the reds have agreed to play the match to help them raise funds.

United haven't played at Kenilworth Road since 1995.

Ticket details will be released later this month.

Champions to play...the champions!

THERE may be no Cristiano Ronaldo or Wayne Rooney on Show, but flying-high AFC Fylde have revealed their joy at securing a friendly match with a Manchester United XI.

As previously announced, the game will take place on Friday July 17, with a 19:45 kick off at the club's 1,800-capacity Kellamergh Park ground in Warton.

Ticket information will be released on June 15, when a full travel guide will be published on this blog.

AFC Fylde proved themselves to be a force to be reckoned last season when they won the Vodkat League Premier Division championship.

They rounded things off in style with a 5-0 demolition of New Mills before a crowd of 1,217 and they are currently on a 21-game winning streak.
This season, they will compete in the Unibond League division one - one division below FC United of Manchester.

The club's business development manager and acting secretary, Martin Booker, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming United to AFC Fylde."

"Of course, we know the first team will be touring Asia at the time of the match, so we are fully aware it will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team that comes to play us - but it is still a very good side and it is a massive game for us."

He added: "We have just laid a new pitch and United will be the first team to play on it.

"We intend to put up two marquees for fans and hope they enjoy a really good night."

"We hope as many United fans as possible make the journey up and we are definitely hoping for a sell-out crowd."

Monday, June 1 what next?

Following an action-packed season of trips away both domestic and abroad, fans can now enjoy a well-earned break before it all starts again in August.

But we shan't be going away in the meantime.

After a month off, the players face a busy pre-season schedule and we will be there every step of the way with travel guides, information about opponents, ticket news and anything else you want to know about the reds' travels.

So here's how things will shape up in the next few months:

17 AFC Fylde*
18 Malaysia XI
20 Indonesian Super League select XI
20 Rochdale*
24 FC Seoul
25 Norwich City*
26 Hangzhou Greentown
28 Luton Town*
29 Boca Juniors
30 AC Milan or Bayern Munich

4 Altrincham*
9 Chelsea (Community Shield)
*Manchester United XI side