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Man Utd will play pre-season games in South Africa

Manchester United will start their pre-season tour with two matches in South Africa next month. The Red Devils will take on AmaZulu FC in Durban on July 18 and Ajax Cape Town in Cape Town three days later.

This will be United's first visit since 2008 and will be sponsored by MTN, the club's mobile telecommunications partner in Southern Africa.

"The training camp and matches in South Africa will be an important part of our preparations for the 2012/13 season and an excellent chance to renew our acquaintance with our loyal and enthusiastic fans in South Africa," said Red Devils chief executive David Gill.

"Everyone has fond memories of the visits there in 2006 and 2008 and, of course, of the exceptional organisation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup."

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