posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 12:06 AM
Manchester U is coming to Philly next week, maybe I should get tickets.
PHILADELPHIA | Manchester United was already without some of its top players for its United States tour. Now, it has to worry about opening the
Premier League season without them.
Manchester United will likely be without striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who could be sidelined up to three months after a recurrence of a right knee
injury that caused him to miss most of last season.
United and three other European soccer teams will play in Philadelphia as part of the Champions World Series this summer. Manchester United will face
Glasgow Celtic on July 28 and European Cup champions AC Milan will play Chelsea FC on Aug. 2.
Manchester United beat FC Barcelona 3-1 last year in the first athletic contest at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles' home.
In addition to missing Solskjaer, Man U will be without two players who will participate in the Olympics: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Gabriel
Heinze of Argentina.
Seven other games are scheduled for the tour, including two games in East Rutherford, N.J., and one each in Seattle; Chicago; Hartford, Conn.;
Pittsburgh, and Toronto.