Man Utd to face Barcelona as part of U.S. tour

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SHOWS: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (APRIL 28, 2015) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL) 1. DWIGHT YORKE, REPRESENTING MANCHESTER UNITED TALKING TO REPORTER 2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DWIGHT YORKE,

Man Utd to face Barcelona as part of U.S. tour

SHOWS: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (APRIL 28, 2015) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. DWIGHT YORKE, REPRESENTING MANCHESTER UNITED TALKING TO REPORTER

2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DWIGHT YORKE, REPRESENTING MANCHESTER UNITED, SAYING:

“The one that is eye catching is the Barcelona game because the rivalry between two clubs and I think everyone would be looking forward to it. But also the brand of football from both teams is something that a lot of people around the world globally admire from both teams. So you will see probably the best players for sure from Messi being there from Barcelona, we have got Rooney and van Persie and the likes of those guys. They are going to be showcasing their talent and I think that is the one game that stood out amongst the Manchester United games.”

3. EIRC ABIDAL, REPRESENTING FC BARCELONA TALKING TO REPORTERS

4. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ERIC ABIDAL, REPRESENTING FC BARCELONA , SAYING:

“I think, I think, and I hope. You know it is very difficult to organize the games and some players have to go to the national team to play. So I think the coach and the president have to take a decision but every year the club FC Barcelona take good decision to try to come with the best team in America.”

5. MORE OF ABIDAL TALKING TO REPORTERS

STORY: Some of Europe’s top soccer teams will face each other and teams from the United States and Mexico during the pre-season International Champions Cup in the United States.

On Tuesday (April 28) organizers of the friendly competition confirmed the schedule and locations of the tournament during a press conference in New York.

Manchester United, winner of last year’s tournament was represented by Trinidad and Tobago’s star Dwight Yorke, who played for the club from 1998 until 2002.

Manchester will face Barcelona as part of their four-match U.S. tour this year, and said that he expected both teams to bring their star players.

“You will see probably the best players for sure from Messi being there from Barcelona, we have got Rooney and van Persie and the likes of those guys. They are going to be showcasing their talent and I think that is the one game that stood out amongst the Manchester United games,” said Yorke.

The 20-times English champions are to play the Spanish side at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on July 25.

Former FC Barcelona player Eric Abidal said that he cannot confirm the participation of the club’s megastars Lionel Messi and Neymar who will most likely join their national teams in the 2015 Copa America that will take place from June 11 until July 4.

“I think the coach and the president have to take a decision but every year the club FC Barcelona take good decision to try to come with the best team in America,” the former defender said.

The International Champions Cup tournament will kick off on July 11th and will end on August 5th.

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