Manchester clubs set for USA Derby clash in July – report

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A deal has been agreed in principle between Manchester City and Manchester United to play a match at the International Champions Trophy this summer. Although no deal has formally been signed, both clubs intend to make use of the marketing potential available to them during their respective US tours this summer by announcing the fixutre.

James Ducker of The Telegraph says the game between the Manchester giants is set to take place on the West Coast with no date being set as yet. Nonetheless, July 25th is likely to be the date that will see the two clubs clash in the Californian heat.

The teams were expected to meet last year in China before torrential weather caused the postponement of the fixture – much to the disappointment of supporters in the Far East. The match would have seen the newly appointed managers face off in the first showdown since accepting their new positions.

A summer training camp in the US is certainly the preferred option for both Guardiola and Mourinho as they would face fewer weather obstacles to contend with as opposed to those in the fearsome east.

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