Manchester United to play five matches on USA tour

Jose Mourinho will oversee a busy two-week trip to the United States as part of Manchester United's preparations for the 2017-18 season.

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Manchester United has announced it will play five pre-season matches in the United States ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

Jose Mourinho's side will embark on a busy two-week tour that will see the team play in five different cities in the USA, with matches taking place in the east and west.

Matches in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Santa Clara and Washington DC have been confirmed, with opponents yet to be revealed.

A fifth location is still to be announced, but United is expected to play rival Manchester City as part of the International Champions Cup.

United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: "Visiting North America will give the team the best possible preparation for the new season, using top-class training facilities and playing in some great stadiums.

"We have witnessed first-hand the passion and support for the club in the US in recent years, so naturally it is something that everybody is very much looking forward to this summer."

United was in China last pre-season – where a proposed match against City was rained off – while its  last trip to the United States was in 2015 under Louis van Gaal, with four games played.

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