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Kagawa to head back to Japan with Man Utd

Manchester United have announced that they will take on Yokohama F. Marinos on their 2013 offseason tour.

United well meet the J-League club in Yokohama's Nissan Stadium on July 23 which gives star midfielder Shinji Kagawa the chance to return to visit his homeland.

United chief executive David Gill insisted it was a great opportunity for the famous club to expand their global fan base.

"Manchester United has great memories of playing in Japan and our game against the Yokohama F. Marinos will play an important part of our pre-season preparations. The Nissan Stadium is one of the best in the world and Manchester United has a connection with it, having become the first English team to win the FIFA Club World Cup there," he told the club's official website.

"The club's three main priorities when arranging a pre-season tour is to first and foremost allow the team to prepare for the season ahead, to engage with our global fan base and to connect with our family of commercial sponsors. I am confident that our visit to Yokohama will be successful in delivering all these objectives."

On the Aon tour of 2013, United will also meet the A-League All-Stars in Sydney on July 20 prior to the clash with Kitchee FC in Hong Kong on July 29.

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