Manchester United to face Liverpool in pre-season friendly at 107,000-seater Michigan Stadium

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United will take on Liverpool on their pre-season tour of the United States in the 107,000 capacity Michigan Stadium this summer, according to reports.

Jose Mourinho’s men will return to the U.S. for pre-season having benefited from the remarkable facilities at the UCLA Campus in last summer, which contributed to their strong start to the campaign.

The stadium played host to a 3-1 win for Man United over Real Madrid in front of 109, 318 fans – the majority of them supporting Louis van Gaal‘s side – back in 2014.

And according to the Times‘ Paul Hirst, United have held talks with Jurgen Klopp’s side about the possibility of facing each other in the International Champions Cup, with the Michigan Stadium – also known as the Big House – being named as a potential location.

The Big House, which is one of the most American names for a stadium ever, is the second biggest stadium in the world behind the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, supposedly with a capacity of around 114,000.

There aren’t any English clubs with more international prestige than United and Liverpool, and their meeting in the Land of Trump would no doubt attract a frenzy of attention from a nation whose footballing appetite has been no doubt reinvigorated by the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic last week.

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