FOOTBALL: English Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool will meet in an exhibition match in Bangkok in July, organizers announced yesterday (18 February).
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (left) and Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes will be in Bangkok in July as part of the exhibition match. Photo: AFP
Fresh Air Festival said they have signed an agreement to bring the duo to play at Rajamangala National Stadium on July 12, reports the Bangkok Post.
A match between Liverpool and United is being dubbed a ‘Red War’ by Thai media and fans.
The July event is dubbed “THE MATCH Bangkok Century Cup 2022”.
The company said the clubs had promised to come with their full squads.
He said the match would help boost the country’s flagging economy and create a positive image for Thailand which aims to become a sports tourism hub.
Match details will be announced at a press conference on March 9 at Siam Paragon Mall.
Liverpool and Manchester United, widely known as Man U in this part of the world, are the most popular football teams among Thai fans.
Liverpool are managed by Juergen Klopp, while United are led by caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick.
Liverpool are currently second in the Premier League and Man U fourth.
Meanwhile, United captain Harry Maguire has denied reports of a power struggle with Cristiano Ronaldo as the club battle to finish the season in the Premier League top four.
“I have seen many reports about this club which are not true and this is another one,” he posted on Twitter yesterday.