Manchester United and manager Louis van Gaal are heading to Miami to face rival Liverpool in the Guinness International Champions Cup final on Monday night.
In front of more than 109,000 fans at the “Big House” in Ann Arbor – breaking an attendance record for a professional soccer match in the United States – Manchester United topped reigning UEFA Champion Real Madrid 3-1 to win Group A and earn their trip to Miami.
Liverpool, won Group B with eight points. The final will take place on Monday, August 4 at 8 p.m. local time at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.
Manchester United and Liverpool are two of the most storied franchises in all of soccer, with 38 league titles between the two. Liverpool finished second in the Premier League last year and boasts a star-studded roster that includes a dozen players who competed in this years FIFA World Cup, including England’s Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard.
The final in Miami on August 4 will celebrate the sport of soccer after more than 700,000 fans witnessed the Guinness International Champions Cup.
The Guinness International Champions Cup final will boast a pregame fan fest, complete with a player walk, Guinness Beer Garden, free face painting, a live band and DJ, interactive soccer activities, food trucks and giveaways for all ages.
Limited tickets are still available atwww.internationalchampionscup.com.
Manchester United’s manager, Louis van Gaal, has yet to lose guiding the Red Devils and is looking for his first title as the team’s manager. Manchester United is led by star strikers Wayne Rooney and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, who competed for England and Mexico respectively at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Liverpool is managed by Northern Irish native Brendan Rogers, who has transformed the team into premiership title contenders.