Premier League giants Manchester United are set to take on rivals Leeds United in Perth next July as part of a blockbuster pre-season tour of Australia to be announced this week.
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17 Nov 2018 - 12:19 PM  UPDATED 17 Nov 2018 - 1:49 PM

The World Game can exclusively reveal the Red Devils will play Leeds at Perth's Optus stadium as well as Perth Glory to kick-start their preparations for the 2019-20 Premier League season.

It’s not only good news for football fans in Western Australia, with Leeds to bring one game to Sydney as they take on Western Sydney Wanderers for the official opening of Western Sydney Stadium in Parramatta.

An official announcement of the fixtures is expected to be made on Wednesday.

It is understood Man United will play two matches in Perth, starting with a clash against the Glory on Saturday July 13 before playing long time rivals Leeds on Wednesday July 17.

Both matches are set be played at Optus Stadium, which hosted Chelsea's match against Perth in July this year.

Leeds' match against the Wanderers is set to take place a few days later, with the fixture to mark the opening of their new Western Sydney Stadium home ground in Parramatta.

Manchester United's tour will be the first time they have played in Australia since August 2013, when they took on the A-League All-Stars in front of a capacity crowd at ANZ Stadium.

United clinched a 5-1 win in that match, with the then 20-year-old Jesse Lingard making a splash by scoring a brace - his first goals for the Red Devils.