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Man Utd, Liverpool & Arsenal to face off during summer tours of United States




Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have announced they will face off against one other during their respective pre-season tours of the United States this summer.

The first match among the trio will see Arsenal face United at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on July 27 - the same venue where Mikel Arteta's side beat Barcelona 5-3 last year.

The Gunners will then fly over to Philadelphia to take on Liverpool, who at this point will be under new management following Jurgen Klopp's departure, on July 31 at Lincoln Financial Field.

United and Liverpool are set to square off at William Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina on August 3.

Arsenal and United met last summer in New Jersey at MetLife Stadium, with Erik ten Hag's side running out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho.

Man Utd beat Arsenal in their last meeting in the US / LEONARDO MUNOZ/GettyImages

United's football director John Murtough said: "We had an incredible time during last year's visit to the US and we are pleased to be returning with the men’s team to prepare for the 2024/25 season.

"The popularity of English football is continuously growing in the US, and we've come to expect passionate and enthusiastic support from our US fan base. They didn't disappoint last year and everyone at the club is looking forward to reconnecting with those fans again this summer.

"Having secured some of the best sporting facilities the US has to offer, the club will create the optimum environment for the team to reconnect after their summer break, and work on match fitness before the start of the Premier League season. The quality of opponents lined up to play is at the highest level, giving the players an opportunity to gain valuable playing time, and for fans to see some of the most famous teams in world Football playing live.

"As is the club's tradition during pre-season, we're expecting this tour to not only help prepare our first-team players, but also give some of our exciting up-and-coming Academy talent the opportunity to experience training and playing within a first-team environment at some of the most impressive and historical US stadiums."

Arsenal manager Arteta added: "It's great to be visiting the US again this summer. Our matches against Manchester United and Liverpool will be great preparation ahead of the new season.

"Our tour last year was a real success and it’s always an amazing experience to play in front of our passionate supporters in the US. We're looking forward to returning and seeing everyone again."

Liverpool's commercial director Ben Latty commented: "We are proud to announce our highly anticipated return to the USA, providing a great environment for the squad to prepare for the season ahead.

"Pre-season tours always present exceptional opportunities for our supporters, the team and our official partners to engage in memorable experiences within a key focus market for the club. 

"We know millions of super-passionate American fans love this club and what we stand for, a fact underlined when our televised game with Arsenal in December became the most-watched Premier League game in US history.

"The USA is an important market for the club and our partners; with 67 official supporters clubs, international academies across 12 states, and the USA being the number one international market for our merchandising business.

"We eagerly await the opportunity to bring the club closer to the fans and look forward to playing in these iconic venues."