Since withdrawing the Amsterdam Tournament following the FA’s ridiculous decision to uphold three match bans for Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes in Premiership matches, United have been left wanting when it comes to the pre-season. Whilst often playing a top Italian side in a one off match at Old Trafford, the standard of our competition in Asia and South Africa hasn’t been too challenging.

Finally, this year we will be travelling to Germany in the summer to face top class opposition.

Audi Cup 2009

Wed 29 July
United v Boca, Bayern v Milan

Thu 30 July
United v Bayern/Milan, Boca v Bayern/Milan