Manchester United's Sky televised fixtures
Sunday August 14 West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester United (4pm)
Monday August 22 Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur (8pm)
Sunday August 28 Manchester United vs Arsenal (4pm)
Sunday September 18 Manchester United vs Chelsea (4pm)
Saturday October 15 Liverpool vs Manchester United (12.45pm)
Sunday October 23 Manchester United vs Manchester City (1.30pm)
United's ESPN televised fixtures
Saturday September 10 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United (5:30pm)
Saturday September 24 Stoke City v Manchester United (5:30pm)
Saturday November 19 Swansea City v Manchester United (5:30pm)
West Brom away (was Saturday 13 August) - Sunday 14 August KO 16:00, live on Sky
Tottenham home (was Saturday 20 August) - Monday 22 August KO 20:00, live on Sky
Arsenal home (was Saturday 27 August) - Sunday 28 August KO 16:00, live on Sky
Bolton away - Saturday 10 September KO 12:45 or 17:30 tbc, live on ESPN
Chelsea home (was Sat. 17 September) - Sunday 18 September KO 16:00, live on Sky
Stoke away - Saturday 24 September KO 17:30, live on ESPN
*Liverpool away - Saturday 15 October KO 12.45, live on Sky
Man City home (was Sat. 22 October) - Sunday 23 October KO 13:30, live on Sky
Everton away - Saturday 29 October KO 12:00 (police request)
Swansea away - Saturday 19 November KO 17:30, live on ESPN
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Sir Alex Ferguson and his players head to America on Monday to continue pre-season preparations for the new campaign. United will play five games in three weeks, visiting Boston, Seattle, Chicago, New Jersey and Washington DC. But just how do you go about planning such a trip? Jonathan Rigby, United's Head of Marketing, reveals all...
When does the planning begin for the pre-season tour?
We’ve been planning for this season’s tour pretty much since we landed back after last year's. A year might sound like a long time but there’s a lot to do. First we consider all the different countries in the world we could visit. With over 333million fans worldwide, pretty much every major country in the world would love to welcome Manchester United. Once the tour destination is decided we start to work with promoters and local clubs on a match schedule – which cities we should visit, who we will play and so on. Then there are flights and hotels to co-ordinate, ground logistics, security, tour announcements and promotions, tickets to sell, sponsors and media events to arrange. But there’s one factor that is more important than anything else. The pre-season tour is about getting the players to peak fitness for the start of a new season. So we need to make sure we get the best training facilities in place for them.
How much of an input do Sir Alex and his coaching staff have on the itinerary?
They are involved every step of the way. The tour is a great opportunity to play different teams in different venues and, of course, to meet fans who might not have the opportunity to travel to Old Trafford. But Sir Alex, Mike Phelan and the rest of the coaching staff need to make sure the players are focused on a very precise training schedule – training at the right times, eating at the right times, resting and so on. We’ve had meetings and discussions pretty much every week with the coaching staff to work out the itinerary literally down to the minute.
Why did the club decide to go back to America again?
Football (or soccer) is growing at a huge rate in the US. Amongst children in America, football is growing faster than any other sport including American football, baseball and basketball. Last year many of our players were involved in the World Cup so they couldn’t join us. We therefore decided to return to the States for the biggest tour we’ve ever done there. We have a US fanbase of nearly 7million already but we feel it is the responsibility of the biggest teams like Manchester United to grow the world’s no.1 sport in the world’s biggest countries.
The support United received on last year's visit was pretty impressive…
It was huge. Chicharito had just signed and the fans went mad for him and the rest of the team. We played to packed stadiums and everywhere we went the players were mobbed.
And the MLS sides also gave the players a good test on the pitch…
Yes, visiting teams always get a competitive game when playing MLS sides and especially in the All-Stars game. Last year we became the first international team to beat the All-Stars and Hernandez scored on his debut so that was a great occasion. We expect an even tougher test this year with David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Thierry Henry and Rafael Marquez in the running to play against us. But we’re also looking forward to great games against New England Revolution, Seattle Sounders, Chicago Fire and, of course, the mouth-watering prospect of a Champions League final re-run against Barcelona in Washington DC in front of over 80,000 fans.
What’s been the reaction so far to the news that United are returning to the States?
The reaction has been fantastic. Obviously there is always disappointment from fans if we’re not visiting their city or country, but if ticket sales are anything to go by this tour is going to be huge. Over the five games, we’ll be playing in front of over 300,000 fans with the MLS All-Star and Barcelona matches selling out within days. Fans were also delighted that we have chosen to visit cities like Boston and Seattle that have a fanatical football following but are often over-looked by touring teams.
As well as being a vital part of the team’s pre-season preparations, how important are the tours from a commercial perspective?
Very important. A lot of our sponsors like Aon and Nike are obviously based in the US. But many of our other sponsors such as DHL, Turkish Airlines, Concha Y Toro, Audi and Hublot also have a keen interest in doing business across the Atlantic. The tour is also important for non-commercial reasons. The Manchester United Foundation will be doing lots of activities with UNICEF and the Special Olympics, a charity which provides support and training through sport to help children and adults with intellectual disabilities. So there will be a lot of exciting things going on off the pitch, as well as on it.