English Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool are set to take on the A-League’s finest footballers live and exclusive on Channel Seven and 7mate.
Seven’s exclusive broadcast of the two marquee A-League football matches kicks off on Saturday July 20 when reigning EPL champions Manchester United take on the A-League All-Stars before a full house at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.
Then on Wednesday July 24 all eyes will turn to the MCG when Melbourne Victory faces off against the might of Liverpool.
Seven’s coverage of the two games will be hosted by Seven News Sports Presenter Jim Wilson, with match commentary from accomplished A-League broadcaster Robbie Thomson and special comments from Michael Bridges, the former Leeds striker now with the Newcastle Jets. Michael Zappone will conduct on-pitch interviews for both games.
In Sydney former Socceroos’ star Jason Culina joins the panel with Seven’s Joh Griggs also reporting from around the stadium. Then in Melbourne, local Melbourne Heart manager John Aloisi comes onboard with Giaan Rooney bringing all the colour from around the MCG.
Both Manchester United and Liverpool are undertaking pre-season tours of Asia and Australia ahead of the launch of the 2013/14 English Premier League season in August.
Manchester United arrives in Sydney on Sunday July 14 under manager David Moyes, who has taken the reigns from retired great Sir Alex Ferguson. The Red Devils boast the biggest names in world sport, among them Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Robin van Persie.
Liverpool lands in Melbourne on Sunday July 21. Managed by Brendan Rogers, The Reds are led by inspirational captain Steven Gerrard and feature Australian keeper Brad Jones.
Manchester United v A-League All Stars
Sat 20 July, ANZ Stadium
Sydney 630pm Channel 7
Brisbane 630pm Channel 7
Melbourne 630pm 7mate
Adelaide 6pm 7mate
Perth 630pm Channel 7
Liverpool v Melbourne Victory
Wed 24 July, MCG
Sydney 7pm 7mate
Brisbane 7pm 7mate
Melbourne 7pm 7mate
Adelaide 630pm 7mate
Perth 5pm 7mate
The games will also be streamed live at www.yahoo7.com.au/live and on tablet devices via the Fango application.