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Man Utd plan overseas friendly for January

Manchester United are planning to play a glamour friendly overseas in January.

The Daily Mail says United have pencilled in two dates towards the end of January as possibles for a lucrative overseas friendly.

UEFA rules forbid such a game taking place in a week when European competition is taking place as they don't like members clubs staging friendlies that may shift focus away from the Champions League and Europa League.

However, United have identified the weeks beginning January 19 and January 26 as potential dates. These are the weeks the Capital One Cup semi-finals will be played and are free for United as Louis van Gaal's team have already exited the competition.

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