The International Event Partnership ('IEP') are delighted to announce that Manchester United Football Club have confirmed their participation in the LG Amsterdam Tournament to be held on the first weekend of August 2006.
Manchester United will join the tournaments host, AFC Ajax, at the Amsterdam ArenA with IEP anticipated to announce the tournaments two final competitors within the next few weeks.
David Broomhall, IEPs Chief Executive, stated: ,,As the tournaments rights holders, we are clearly proud to have Manchester United returning to Amsterdam for the second time proving, yet again, that the tournament attracts the finest and most prestigious clubs in the world.
,,The last time United appeared, in 2002, we had a tournament record sell-out of over 95,000 and anticipate the same this year. In addition, we expect live television coverage into well over 100 countries, again proving our tournament has a huge following and that its structure offers a truly global television spectacle.
Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester Uniteds Manager, enthused: ,,We are delighted to be invited back. It is the most prestigious preseason tournament in Europe and is always one of great quality. The ArenA is fantastic and everyone is really looking forward to it.
Ajax Head Coach, Danny Blind, looks forward to playing Manchester United. ,,Ajax has a relatively young team. Playing against a more experienced team like Manchester United should be very useful for us. Next to that, this is a great match to be in for the players and, for our fans, hopefully an even better match to watch."
The tournaments principal sponsor will, again, be Korean giants LG Electronics who continue their ongoing agreement.