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Blades to face Malaga

16 June 2017

A prestigious friendly fixture against a Spanish top flight team has been added to United's pre-season programme.

The Blades will play Malaga CF, who finished 11th in La Liga last season. The game will be played on Spanish soil in July as part of United’s training camp.

Former Real Madrid great Míchel is the current manager at Malaga CF, who recorded notable wins over Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao and Valencia last season. As recently as the 2012-13 season they played in the UEFA Champions League, reaching the quarter-final stage.

The friendly will be played on Friday 14th July with an 8.30pm (local time) kick-off at the Estadio Jose Burgos Quintana in Coin. Malaga CF regularly play early pre-season fixtures at regional stadiums and United have been invited to take part by the club and local authorities. Ticket information will follow in due course.

United will spend a few days training in Spain culminating in the fixture with Malaga CF. The club understand a number of fans will want to travel and an open training session has been arranged at the Marbella Football Center on Thursday 13th July with a 10am (local time) start.

New headline sponsor Teletext Holidays have selected a number preferential travel options for supporters wishing to join the Blades in Marbella. They can be contacted at 0207 741 1371 or

Of course, United's English-based friendlies have already been announced – click here for a list of all the senior team's pre-season friendlies.