Manchester United Set To Play A Final Pre-season Match In Germany

by Sam Peoples

The Manchester United pre-season Tour 2012 will see the Red Devils visit five different countries (Photo:

Manchester United have this afternoon announced that there will be a sixth pre-season match as part of the DHL Tour 2012. The latest match, which will surely be the final pre-season fixture will be played in Hanover, Germany on Saturday 11th August, against Hanover 96. The winners of the match with the Bundesliga side will be presented with the Chevrolet Cup.

Manchester United chief executive, David Gill made the announcement. He told the club website: “All matches for our pre-season tour are now finalised and I am delighted we will be ending the tour with a match against Hannover 96. Germany is a great footballing nation and we are looking forward to playing in front of our many fans in that region.”

John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express Europe, said: “We are delighted to be involved in another tour with Manchester United. Using our global network we’ll be supporting the back-room team to prepare for the Hanover leg of the tour and ensure that the team are ready to deliver success on the pitch.”

Joel Ewanick, General Motors global chief marketing officer, added: “The Chevrolet family is proud to partner with Manchester United to bring the team to Germany and the thousands of their fans there. Fans are at the heart of our sponsorship with a constant focus on bringing supporters around the world closer to the game than ever before.”

The match against Hanover 96 will see former Manchester United players Mame Biram Diouf and Ron-Robert Zieler, play against the Red Devils for the first time. It will also see new signing, Shinji Kagawa, play against familliar opposition, this time for his new team.

The full Manchester United pre-season tour is as follows;

South Africa – MTN Football Invitational

Wednesday 18th July 2012 – AmaZulu FC v Manchester United – Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa KO 19:00 GMT

Saturday 21st July 2012 – Cape Town Ajax v Manchester United – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa KO 14:00 GMT

China – Chevrolet China Cup

Wednesday 25th July 2012 – Shanghai Shenhua v Manchester United – Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai, China KO 13:00 GMT

Norway – DHL Tour 2012

Sunday 5th August 2012 – Valerenga v Manchester United – Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo, Norway KO TBC

Manchester United to play Barcelona in Sweden (

Sweden – DHL Tour 2012

Wednesday 8th August 2012 – Barcelona v Manchester United – Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden KO TBC

Manchester United to play final pre-season match in Germany (Picture:

Germany – Chevrolet Cup

Saturday 11th August 2012 – Hanover 96 v Manchester United – AWD Arena, Hanover, Germany KO TBC

By Paul Bienkowski

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