Man Utd decide against whistle-stop Australia tour after scramble

Manchester United have decided against a whistle-stop tour of Melbourne on Monday.

Manchester United have decided against a whistle-stop tour of Melbourne on Monday.

United were contacted by Australian tour organisers last night after cancelling their visit to Indonesia due to yesterday's bomb attacks in Jakarta. The Premiership champs were to play a friendly in front of 100,000 fans in Jakarta on Monday.

tribalfootball.com can confirm a number of Australian parties, including State government and stadium support, organised for representatives to make contact directly with United to offer an alternative. After several hours of serious deliberation, United's official tour organisers decided against the move due to their lack of knowledge of Australian facilities.

Melbourne Victory chairman Geoff Lord was spearheading the push for United to tour Down Under, with the game to take place at Melbourne's Etihad stadium on Monday against the Victory.