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Leeds and Red Devils to renew rivalry Down Under

Manchester United have announced they will take on historic rivals Leeds in Perth, Australia next year as part of their preparations for the 2019/20 season.

The two clubs have only met twice in the last decade, with Leeds clinching a famous win in the 2009/10 FA Cup before United triumphed in the League Cup in September 2011.

But United confirmed the first two fixtures of their 2019 tour schedule will be against A-League outfit Perth Glory on July 13 before they take on Leeds four days later.

United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: "Our pre-season tour is an integral part of the squad's preparation for the forthcoming season.

"After what will be a 44-year absence since we last played in Perth, we are delighted to be returning to Western Australia to play not just one, but two games against Perth Glory and Leeds United.

"The club will also have the opportunity to engage with our loyal fans in Australia, who last got the chance to see us play in Sydney in 2013."

Meanwhile, United will reportedly sign Noam Emeran from Amiens. Emeran (16) only moved to Amiens last year but he has impressed for the French club's youth sides.

L'Equipe report that the the France Under-16 international has agreed to sign for United in the coming months.

The youngster, who is comfortable playing on the wing or up front, is expected to stay at the French club until next season.

Belfast Telegraph