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Leeds will play Manchester United in Australia

Billy Bremner statue before the Sky Bet Championship match at Elland Road, Leeds. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/PA Images

Leeds will take on their historic rivals, Manchester United, at a pre-season game in Perth, Australia, next year.

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

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

It will be the Red Devils' fifth visit to Australia but their first to Perth since 1975.