CORK CITY HAVE confirmed a potential money-spinning friendly against Premier League giants Manchester United later this month.
The Airtricity League side will host a United XI on Wednesday 25 July, with kick-off at Turner’s Cross at 7.45pm.
The game is the third high-profile friendly secured by the Leesiders this summer. Championship side Watford, newly under the stewardship of Gianfranco Zola, will be in town the evening before United’s visit on 24 July while Steve Kean brings Blackburn Rovers to the rebel stronghold on 12 August.
“We are delighted to be bringing one of the most prestigious clubs in the world to Turner’s Cross,” City boss Tommy Dunne said this morning. “When an opportunity to bring Manchester United to Cork arises, then you have to jump at it.
From the club’s point of view, the announcement of these friendly games is a very welcome boost in the wake of the loss of a home league fixture following Monaghan’s withdrawal from the league. With such exciting developments at Watford and the visit of Blackburn Rovers to look forward to in August, it promises to be an exciting summer of football here on Leeside.
Tickets for the game are priced at €15 for adults and €10 for senior citizens / under-16s. There will be a special, discounted rate available to FORAS members and Cork City season ticket holders of €10 for Adults and €5 for senior citizens / under-16s. Discounted tickets will only be available when purchased directly from Cork City FC and this offer will expire until Friday 13th of July.
Before heading to Turner’s Cross, the Manchester United XI will also play Longford Town on 23 July.