This morning Manchester United announced that they will play Cerezo Osaka in Japan as part of their pre-season tour of Australia and Asia in the summer.
The match will take place at Nagai Stadium on July 26th 2013, three days after the red devils take on Yokohama F Marinos.
The announcement comes to the joy of many Manchester United fans in Japan, many were made up when Shinji Kagawa joined them last season and now they get another chance to get up close and personal with their idols.
As well as the two matches in Japan, United will also play games in Hong Kong, Sydney and reported another game in Thailand to be announced.
David Gill said:
“Manchester United first visited Japan over 20 years ago and our fans (in Japan) have always shown great support for the club, we are all looking forward to returning and playing a great game against Cerezo Osaka.”
Cerezo Osaka president Masao Okano said:
“Our club Cerezo and the city of Osaka is happy to show this match with Manchester United to the fans in Osaka.
“We will promise to play our best for victory and to show the premium match to all the fans over the world.”