The pre-season match announcement video featured Sir Alex Ferguson, along with Wrexham co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

Manchester United and Wrexham AFC have announced that they will play a preseason friendly during their respective 2023 tours of the United States. A humorous video featuring Sir Alex Ferguson and Wrexham's co-owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds disclosed that the game will be played in San Diego on July 25.

The video starts with Reynolds and McElhenney initiating a video conference with Sir Alex in order to share their enthusiasm for the impending game. Reynolds then refers to Ferguson as a "great intimidator" before the two abruptly cease the call due to fear. Yet, Ferguson later reveals that the entire video was muted.


"Manchester United will play Wrexham AFC at Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego as part of the club's 2023 summer tour taking place in the United States," the club statement read.

"This is the first match of Tour 2023 to be announced after United revealed last week that Erik ten Hag and his squad will travel to the US in preparation for the 2023/24 season.

"A youth-focused team drawn from United's travelling squad, supplemented by Academy prospects, will take on Wrexham AFC on Tuesday 25 July, as part of a week-long training camp in San Diego."

The encounter with Wrexham is part of Manchester United's upcoming U.S. tour, which will also take them to Las Vegas, among other cities. According to reports, the former are also in talks with Chelsea on a prospective preseason warm-up match, although neither team has made an official announcement.