Manchester United will return to the United States for the first time in five years to play the third oldest club in the world and fan favorites, Wrexham AFC at Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, on Tuesday, July 25.

This is the first match of Manchester United’s 2023 Summer Tour to be announced after United revealed last week that Erik ten Hag and his squad will travel to the U.S. in preparation for the 2023-24 season. A youth-focused team drawn from United’s travelling Tour squad supplemented by Academy prospects will take on Wrexham AFC, as part of a week-long training camp in San Diego.

For Wrexham, this will be the first time in the club’s history that it will travel to the United States. The club that was brought to prominence in the U.S. following the purchase of the club by actors Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds in 2020, and the unveiling of their television series documenting the team and community called Welcome to Wrexham.

The last time these two clubs faced off in a competitive fixture was in the FA Cup in 1995, where Manchester United won 5-2 at Old Trafford.

Manchester United ambassador Andrew Cole travelled to San Diego to announce the match alongside Wrexham AFC co-chairman Rob McElhenney, senior vice president and Chief Marketing Officer at Qualcomm Incorporated, Don McGuire and City of San Diego Council President pro Tem, Monica Montgomery Steppe.

“We’re looking forward to being able to play in the United States for the first time in the Club’s history,” Wrexham AFC manager Phil Parkinson said in a statement. “The match against Manchester United is sure to be a memorable occasion at the Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego.

“The tour will be an excellent opportunity for us to prepare for the 2023-24 season, and the match against Manchester United will be a competitive fixture and a good test for us as we look ahead to the new campaign.

“We enjoy welcoming supporters from the U.S. to the Racecourse Ground, and we’re looking forward to being able to play in front of some of these new fans on American soil in the summer.”