Ross County announce Manchester United glamour tie

ROSS County have announced a glamour home friendly against Manchester United on Saturday, 20 July.

The Premier League champions agreed the fixture as part of a long-standing arrangement between Sir Alex Ferguson and County’s director of football George Adams, his one-time youth coach at Aberdeen.

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It is understood United are to split their first team squad between friendlies and keep some established players on British soil. County have received strong hints there will be crowd-pullers among the travelling party heading to the Highlands.

The occasion will mark the £700,000 final phase of redevelopment at the Global Energy Stadium, with the opening of 650 new East Stand seats and newly-lain turf.

The English giants made their one previous visit to the old Victoria Park in August 1973 when Scot Tommy Docherty was boss. A thrilled County chairman Roy MacGregor said: “This is a great coup for the club and one that was promised us a while ago. Our director of football George Adams was behind it and Sir Alex himself phoned to put the final arrangements in place.”