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Manchester United to play summer friendly in Salt Lake City

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The English giants look set to stop in Utah for a friendly this summer.

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Manchester United will be playing a friendly in Salt Lake City, according to a press release from the English club.

Salt Lake City is one of four listed stops; the remaining three are Los Angeles, Santa Clara and Washington, D.C..

It’s not immediately clear from the release whether the intention will be to face Real Salt Lake in a friendly, or if Rio Tinto Stadium — or some other venue, like Rice Eccles Stadium — would host a friendly not involving Real Salt Lake.

More on this as it becomes available. An RSL Communications spokesperson said no the club had no statement at this time.

From the release:

President and Chief Executive Officer of Aon, Greg Case, said: “We are pleased to partner with Manchester United as the Club makes its return to the United States for Tour 2017. In the U.S., and around the world, we work with organizations to empower results by reducing volatility and finding opportunities to improve performance. Like Manchester United, we believe that success requires a compelling strategy, strong execution and above all, leadership. We look forward to supporting the club on their journey to greatness.”