Man U to undertake lucrative Far East tourBy ANI
Thursday, July 16, 2009
LONDON - Manchester United will undertake a lucrative tour of the Far East from today, even as the club’s CEO, David Gill, described it as a delicate juggling act between making money and ensuring that the players were not jaded ahead of the new season.
According to the Daily Express, United will play six matches over 15 days. The first four of them will take place in Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea and China. The remaining two will take place in Bayern Munich’s Audi Cup tournament on the way home.
United are expected to rake in 10 million pounds from the trip, but Gill admits while keeping their Far East sponsors and vast Asian fan-base happy, the amount of travelling and change in time zones is not ideal for the players.
Gill also claims their trip to Asia will help to boost England’s bid to stage the 2018 World Cup. (ANI)