United to play in Hong Kong

Manchester United have today announced the first team will play a pre-season game against Kitchee FC in Hong Kong, as part of Tour 2013, presented by Aon.

Much to the delight of its 108million Chinese fans, the United squad will be in Hong Kong for the match on 29 July at the Hong Kong Stadium. This will be the first time the team have played in Hong Kong since 2005.

Manchester United chief executive David Gill said:

"The Club has tremendous support throughout China and especially in Hong Kong. We have visited on a number of occasions and after an eight-year gap it’s a pleasure for the team to be able to return to Hong Kong again this year. We are looking forward to engaging with our loyal fans, our commercial partners and most importantly preparing for the season ahead."

Mr Ken K. Ng, Chairman, Kitchee Foundation comments:

"Kitchee welcomes Manchester United to return to Hong Kong after an absence of eight years. This is indeed a mega event for Hong Kong because Manchester United is undoubtedly the best-supported football club here and their local fan base is legendary. The match between Kitchee and Manchester United will also be the thrilling conclusion of a week of English Premier League football in Hong Kong this summer. We are looking forward to bringing to the Hong Kong public one of the most exciting international exhibition matches ever. On behalf of the Kitchee Foundation, I sincerely express our thanks to the Mega Event Fund for their contribution to make this event possible."

Mr Vincent Fung, Assistant Commissioner for Tourism and Secretary to the Mega Events Fund, the Hong Kong SAR Government, said:

"The Tourism Commission and the Mega Events Fund are pleased to be involved in bringing Manchester United to Hong Kong.  We are confident that this mega event will bring thousands of visitors to Hong Kong and reinforce our reputation as Asia's World City.  We look forward to receiving the full squad of Manchester United stars visit Hong Kong and enjoy our hospitality at the final leg of their Asian tour."

Aon is delighted to be the Presenting Partner of Manchester United’s 2013 Tour, offering its expertise in risk management, insurance, reinsurance brokerage and human resources solutions.

Greg Case, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aon, said:

"Being chosen by Manchester United as the ‘Presenting Partner’ for its 2013 tour is further demonstration of the strength of our relationship. This is a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate how our global partnership provides value for our clients, colleagues and communities, and it will show our clients and prospects, particularly in Asia, how the issues we help them with, such as risk management or health care, are equally relevant and important in the world of business and the world of sport."

Ticket Information

Tickets for this exciting match between Kitchee FC and Manchester United will be on sale from 20 February at cityline.com. For more information visit www.cityline.com or www.manutd.com/tour2013.