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Man United Announce Irish Friendly Against Hipsters' Favourite

Man United Announce Irish Friendly Against Hipsters' Favourite

The FAI have announced that this year's International Club Game/money-spinning friendly will take place on August 2. It's a big one. Manchester United are making their return to Dublin.

The Red Devils were part of the first-ever soccer match at the Aviva Stadium, against a League of Ireland XI in July of 2010. They'll travel to Dublin again, this time to take on a football hipster's favorite side - Serie A side Sampdoria.

Some of Samp's previous heroes include Gianluca Vialli, Roberto Mancini, Ariel Ortega, Juan Sebastian Veron, and Fabio Quagliarella.

It's United's seventh game of their pre-season tour, with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Man City all going against Jose Mourinho's side before they face a Sampdoria side who finished smack bang in the middle of the Serie A table this season.

Celtic, Liverpool, and Barcelona have all played in the International Club Game in the past, in front of sold out crowds.

The association had plugged the game as 'a marquee game which will see two of the world's top clubs - who have 21 top flight league trophies between them - arrive in Dublin'.

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Technically, they're not wrong, but when you look at the history, United have twenty of those twenty-one league titles.

Still, it is indeed a marquee game, with one of the biggest sides in the world and a club with a massive Irish fanbase playing on Irish soil.

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David Kent

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