Man Utd announce 2009 tour of Asia

Chief executive David Gill said: “Our tours to Asia are always special. The atmosphere generated by the supporters is amazing.

“The Club enjoys unrivalled support across the continent and it is great to give those fans the opportunity to see their heroes in action in their own country.

“This tour takes in some new areas – with a game in Malaysia, where we haven’t played since 2001, and one in Indonesia, so it promises to provide some exciting new experiences.”

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson added: “The players are really looking forward to our Asia Tour. For some, the Club World Cup in Japan was the first time they had experienced the passion generated by the Club in Asia and they enjoyed it immensely.

“We know we will get terrific support in each of the locations and we will be going to put on a show for our millions of fans over there. Indonesia will be a new experience for us and one I’m especially looking forward to.”

The dates for the tour:

China – Date TBC
Korea – July 20, Seoul
Indonesia – July 24, Jakarta
Malaysia – July 26, Kuala Lumpur