Watch Manchester United train … for $5

Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Photo: Getty
Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Photo: Getty

PEOPLE will have the chance to watch one of the world’s most iconic sporting teams train for $5, with proceeds going to Telethon and the Manchester United Foundation.

The world’s most famous football club, Manchester United have announced the training session will be held at the WACA ground on Thursday July 11.

The club has one of the biggest supporter bases in the world with more than 600 million fans across the globe.

Manchester United will bring their entire squad to Perth in July and spend 10 days in the State, as part of their pre-season training for the 2019-20 season.

The team will play friendly matches against current A-League leaders, Perth Glory on Saturday, July 13 and then take on traditional rivals, Leeds United on Wednesday, July 17 in two massive games at Optus Stadium.

Manchester United’s 10-day trip to Perth will attract thousands of visitors to the State, with nearly 12,000 tickets purchased by interstate and international fans from 26 countries.

To join the special open training pre-sale, purchase tickets for both games, and for the program of special events, fans should visit

Paul Pogba is just one of the huge soccer stars coming to Perth. Photo: Getty

The pre-sale register closes at 5pm (AWST) tomorrow (April 2) and all registrants will receive a special link to use when ticket sales commence on Wednesday, April 3 at 10am (AWST).

Manchester United’s trip to Western Australia is supported by the State Government, through Tourism WA and VenuesWest, and by Optus Stadium operator, VenuesLive.

“Manchester United is one of the world’s biggest and most loved sporting clubs, and having them in Perth for 10 days this July will be a huge drawcard for visitors,” Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said.

“Ticket sales are already showing a high level of interest from interstate and overseas fans which will help fill our restaurants, bars, cafes and hotel rooms.

“It’s not just the two matches that will attract visitors.

The club will be involved with a range of activities including this open training session, a legends corporate golf day, a day in the Swan Valley and a legends dinner which will give visitors reasons to stay longer and enjoy what Western Australia has to offer.”