Pre Season Tour 2017

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    https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...ited-states-2017-summer-tour?CMP=share_btn_tw

    • United could face City in US as part of International Champions Cup
    • Mourinho has taken Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter to California in pre-season

    Looks like Mourinho is interested in going to USA again this summer. I don't mind as long as it doesn't involve too much of traveling to different countries across the globe. It gives a chance for the unfortunate mortals away from Manchester to watch their favorite team play.

    United have been to USA too often. There's a lot of money involved but they should surely take into consideration there are fans in other parts of the world too who deserve to see their team play on their soil.
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    Will they ever come to India FFS!
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    I'm based in China but after the debacle in Beijing this year where the match against City was abandoned due to the pitch conditions, I rather the team goes to the US for preseason to ensure that they get the necessary preparations before the season starts.
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    blitz133w Full Member

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    As much as I want that to happen, we simply don't have the same facilities as the UK, US or China for that matter. The stadium will be absolutely packed to the brim but am afraid they won't take any risk. We already have too many issues with injuries.

    But it will be an unreal experience for the players and will really benefit Indian football
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    As an American i'd take United in my country every preseason. I'll be there for a few games definitely
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    I know there are publicity considerations, but it has to be balanced with preparing for the season, and on that basis the US always seems perfect.

    The facilities are all great out there for sports and all the hotels and transport will be reliably high quality too.
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    They dont tour SA anymore! :(
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    We seem to tour the US a lot. How come we don't bother with Australia?
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    Didn't realise Ogden works for ESPN now.
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    Liverpool goes there, no?
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    I would imagine its partly a marketing decision. The U.S. is a massive market for the brand.
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    Antisocial Has a Sony home cinema

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    We were there for the Moyes season - you might remember that he decided to take the squad for a walk around Bondi Beach or something, not really recognising that taking MANCHESTER UNITED out in public like that would attract some sizeable attention from the public :lol:

    A proper tour around the country could be cool though.
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Ahh you are right. I remebr that now :lol:
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    Who cares... These tours have been massive feck ups .. The latest being out of this world terrible. Going to Cali involves lot of traveling..
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    Mourinho likes to use the US for pre-season trips. He thinks it's got the right facilities and it gives the team a degree of privacy and normality that's hard to get elsewhere.
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    Your pitches spin too much.
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    I just hope it's better than last seasons. It was clear LVG meddled a lot with the schedule last season and wanted minimum pre-season games, sure we won our first 3 games of the season but I don't think we played as well as we do now. Good news is that there's no international tournament getting in the way.

    I'd like plenty of games with plenty of rotation and as little travelling time as possible to get everyone fit and ready for the new season. If I recall correctly, Liverpool had like 9 pre-season games and went off to a flying start.
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    Was able to see them play PSG in Chicago during the US tour last year. They got run 0-2 but it was still awesome to see them in person.

    I can understand why some of you would be upset that they come to the US so much, but keep in mind that United have a massive following here as far as football clubs go and there are plenty of fans whose days are made because of it.

    Walking to and from Soldier Field before and after the game with hundreds and hundreds of United fans was awesome. I'll probably never be able to afford a trip to England to see them play 'for real' so for me it was a chance to see a lifelong dream come true.
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I think 6-8 matches is about right. How many did we have last season 4?
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I love them going to the US but I'm surprised we don't try and get a bigger following in other areas. It seems we have a massive fan base already there.
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    Wigan at their ground, won 2-0
    Dortmund in China, lost 4-1
    City in China cancelled
    Galatasaray in Sweden, won 5-2
    Everton at Old Trafford (Rooney testimonial), drew 0-0
    Community Shield v Leicester (if you count that as a friendly), won 2-1

    It was pretty poor
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    I'll find a way to go to this.. Hope there are east coast matches though.
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    Pretty understandable using the states for pre-season. Not really sure how anywhere else (aside from touring over West/South Europe) would really be as appropriate once you remove the commercial aspect.

    States gives you both: money and good prep.
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    Another match in Australia would be fantastic. If only it wasn't so bloody far from England, it would be a near-perfect country for pre-season.
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    vi1lain caf sexpert

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    I would love to go see United in California on holiday :drool:
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    USA is fine, Asia/Middle East is stretching it. I know theres commercial reasons and all that jazz but surely the main factor should be to get the players ready to hit the ground running and travelling all around the world like last years fiasco seems ill advised.
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    Please come to NY or Texas!
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    NinjaZombie Full Member

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    Plus California weather is pretty freaking awesome. I just went there earlier this year and I'm envious of them and their climate.
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    PieCrust Full Member

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    Hoping they swing up to Seattle for a match.
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    The U.S. has the best balance of facilities, privacy, transportation, security and general infrastructure. As stated, Jose has already been to Los Angeles multiple times and knows what he is going to get. And United can play against other PL league teams in the U.S. and/or MLS teams that are in mid-season form and fitness, which is much more challenging and better prep than Australia, Asia and Africa. The weather will be a non-issue and will be balmy and at worse some much needed rain. Only issue is the traffic in LA will always be a challenge and you have to schedule your day around the traffic issues.
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    ManUchosenbosslvg Banned

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    Off chasing the Almighty Dollar, ideal preparation:o. Remember LVG going mad that our lads had journeyed around 13,500 miles during a two-and-a-half-week period. In between travelling they were doing media work, sponsors appearances etc.

    I know this is the pay off for becoming this bloated corporate juggernaut that we are but definitely far from ideal.

    Makes me laugh when people that haven't the slightest clue about the logistics of planning preseason are coming out with stuff like

    "The U.S. has the best balance of facilities, privacy, transportation, security and general infrastructure"
    :lol::rolleyes:
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    Mourinho may have the matches played where there was a lot less travel, with perhaps one match in the mid-west and the rest out west.
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    Loublaze ATLien

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    Not envious of the droughts and tap water tho
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    I'd prefer the Southeastern United States. (Carolinas, Washington D.C., NYC)

    Warm, but not the weather concerns of somewhere like Florida, and less travel than going all the way to California or around the world to China or Australia.
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    If you're already committing to crossing the Atlantic, in a practical sense, it makes almost no significant difference to continue on to the west coast. 4 hours added for each way? Meh. Take a longer nap on your comfortably charted private flight. It's not like these guys are cramped up on some commercial flight in coach or something.
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    jojojo Moderator

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    It's what Mourinho told Real Madrid that he wanted and the reasons he gave the press. I assume he still thinks the same. Madrid did their pre-season work in California even when they had to go to China for a couple of matches afterwards. They have the same kind of commercial pressures as us, so I guess he told Woodward the same.