One of the world’s biggest football clubs will play in Oslo as part of their preparations for the 2017/18 Premier League campaign.
Manchester United will play Vålerenga at the Ullevaal Stadium on Sunday 30 July as part of the British club’s pre-season tour. The Premier League announced the fixture at a press conference last week.
The game, which will be one of United’s last before the new Premier League season kicks off, will follow their tour of the USA featuring games against LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Oslo club Vålerenga have a tradition of hosting major clubs for pre-season exhibition games. In August 2011, they held United’s Premier League rivals Liverpool to an entertaining 3-3 draw, while in July 2013 Spanish giants Barcelona ran out 7-0 winners.
For Vålerenga the game will come in the middle of the Norwegian Premier League season, and comes shortly before their move to a new purpose-built stadium in their traditional home of East Oslo.
“The team will have access to top-class facilities and the number of games this summer ensures that the manager and squad have the best opportunity to prepare for the coming season,” executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said in a press release.
“Playing games across a number of locations gives our unrivalled fans the opportunity to watch the team play, with the club being fortunate to have such fantastic support right across the world,” he added.
Tickets for the game go on sale via Ticketmaster from 9am on Wednesday, 10 May.