Saturday July 13 2019.
The date is set for one of WA’s greatest ever sporting events which will see Perth Glory taking on the world’s biggest club, Manchester United at Optus Stadium.
The Red Devils, who have a global fan base of over 650 million, have won the UEFA Champions League three times, the English league title on 20 occasions and have also claimed 12 FA Cups.
Their clash with Glory is set to break the record attendance for a football match in WA which was set when Tony Popovic’s took on Chelsea, also at Optus Stadium, earlier this year.
WA Premier Mark McGowan, Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia and Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray were joined by Manchester United legend Ronnie Johnsen, former Leeds United striker Michael Bridges and Glory’s Football Director Jacob Burns for a press conference at Optus Stadium to confirm the Glory – United clash, along with the fact that United will also be playing old rivals Leeds United at the same venue three days later.
It was revealed that United will be staying in Perth for ten days, something Glory Owner and Chairman Tony Sage believes is particularly significant.
“I’m super-excited that Manchester United are coming and it represents a massive coup for Perth Glory,” he said.
“It is fantastic news for our club, but also for the wider football community in WA given the amount of time that the world’s biggest football club will be spending here in Perth.
“It promises to be an unforgettable period for our football community and I can’t wait.”
Full ticket details for the United game will be published shortly, with Glory members set to be granted access to an exclusive pre-sale period of 24 hours starting at 10am on Tuesday 27 November.