Football: Man United to play exhibition match in Sydney

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (C) celebrates scoring against Manchester City with Robin Van Persie (R) and Ashley Young at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester. United will play an exhibition match in Sydney next year REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (C) celebrates scoring against Manchester City with Robin Van Persie (R) and Ashley Young at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester. United will play an exhibition match in Sydney next year REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
Manchester United will play an exhibition match in Australia during their pre-season tour next year against a team made up of domestic league players, Football Federation Australia (FFA) says.

The July 20 match in Sydney against an A-League All Star team to be pre-selected by local fans would be the English Premier League giants' first visit Down Under since a two-match tour in 1999.

"Having Manchester United as the opponent for our first ever A-League All Star game will put the ... A-League on the world stage," FFA chief executive David Gallop said in a statement.