Morecambe to host Manchester United

MORECAMBE FC have announced they will play Manchester United in a prestigious pre-season friendly at the Globe Arena.

The Shrimps will host the Red Devils on Monday, August 1.

Club secretary Neil Marsdin told the club’s website: “We are delighted to be welcoming Manchester United for their first ever visit to the Globe Arena.

“We contact a great many clubs during January and February to try to establish other clubs’ plans for the forthcoming pre-season.

“This season we are fortunate that Manchester United’s plans are such that they had a free date that coincided with ours.

“And whilst it is a Manchester United XI, you always remain hopeful that the side they send will contain names that the large United support in this area can identify with.”

Kick-off is 7.45pm with ticketing details to be announced at a later date.