Wrexham AFC vs Manchester United 2023: Where to Watch, Dates, Tickets, and More

Published 04/02/2023, 10:09 AM EDT

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The disciples of the soccer universe are gearing up for the biggest treat in a long time. Two teams with immense and unmatchable soccer legacies will battle against each other in a one-off game in July 2023. Hollywood star-owned Wrexham AFC has tied down a deal with Manchester United. Both of them will face will each other for a pre-season friendly in July.

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While the game is called a ‘friendly’ there’s much more at stake for Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham AFC.


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Let’s dive into every aspect of the upcoming thriller soccer match. Find below every detail regarding the iconic pre-season friendly between Manchester United and Wrexham AFC.

Teams participating in the 2023 USA preseason tour

Earlier last month, several reports suggested that Wrexham AFC was trying to get Manchester United on board for a soccer delight. Just a few days ago, Ryan Reynolds and his soccer club finally announced the upcoming iconic soccer match. Manchester United will be touring America for the first time since 2018.

Apart from that, Todd Boehly’s Chelsea will also be in the US for their preseason tour. Reports suggest that Reynolds’ soccer club is looking to tie down a deal with Chelsea as well for a friendly game. Also, the MLS All-Star Team will face Arsenal on July 19, 2023.


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When will the Manchester United vs Wrexham AFC match be played?

Manchester United vs Wrexham AFC will take place on July 25, 2023, at 4:30 pm ET.

The stadium selected to host the friendly

Wrexham AFC will battle against Manchester United at the Snapdragon Stadium. The San Diego-based stadium has a maximum capacity of 35,000. Expect more than a full house for the iconic clash!

How to watch the Manchester United vs Wrexham AFC match?

Telecasting details are not available yet. Follow this space for more information later.

How to buy tickets for the exciting match?

The tickets for the iconic clash are currently on presale at $45. Get hold of your favorite seats before they sell out!

Recalling Wrexham AFC and Manchester United’s last meeting

Even though Wrexham AFC had a dream run in the FA Cup this season, the older fans wouldn’t want to remember the last time when these two soccer sides met. The last time Wrexham AFC faced Manchester United was on January 28, 1995. The iconic soccer giants clashed during the fourth round of the FA Cup. However, Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United came out victorious. The Red Devils thrashed the Welsh soccer club 5-2.

In retrospect, it was an iconic star-studded lineup for the Red Devils. Despite the absence of a lethal Eric Cantona, the English Premier League giants managed to score five goals. As part of the banter tradition in soccer, the fans from North Wales couldn’t stop singing, “Ooh ahh, where’s your Cantona?”. But that taunt didn’t age well at all.

Even though they departed with their tails between their legs, the older Wrexham AFC fans are still proud of that game because their club shockingly took the lead against the biggest club in England, at that time.

Owners Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney, and Sir Alex Ferguson’s unique video announcement

The Hollywood celebrity duo decided to announce their iconic friendly game against Manchester United in a slightly twisted way. The video ad starts with Reynolds and McElhenney having a conversation with each other whilst staring at the laptop screen. The duo was waiting for Sir Alex Ferguson to answer the video call on the other end.

McElhenney told Reynolds, “I can’t believe that we’re about to talk with The Sir Alex Ferguson. Arguably the greatest football manager ever. He’s won 13 Premier League Titles”. However, the Deadpool star wasn’t the most confident. He nervously replied, “I know, I’m super nervous. I think he is a master intimidator”.

His co-star then assured him that he was overthinking the entire situation. He said, “Ryan he’s way past that part of his career. Plus, we’re playing a friendly match. So, I’m sure it’s gonna…”. At this very moment, Ferguson finally answers the call. But the English Premier league great has a very blank look on his face for the next minute.


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The Wrexham AFC duo try their best to respectfully get Ferguson to speak something. They congratulate and compliment him in different ways, but to no avail. Reynolds finally breaks under pressure and ends up abruptly ending the call. The camera then pans toward Ferguson. For some reason, he is still blank.

His co-worker then walks into the room and asks him about the meeting. Ferguson finally says, “They were on mute. Never heard a thing”. In all honesty, what a classic promo! Very synonymous with how Ferguson used to treat his critics back in his day.


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What do you think will be the final scoreline of this iconic soccer clash? Let us know your bold predictions in the comments below.



Written by:

Daniel D'Cruz


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Daniel D'Cruz is a Sports Writer at EssentiallySports. Having earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media and a Post Graduate Diploma in Event Planning and Experiential Marketing from St. Xavier's College, Daniel went on to have a brief stint working in the Event Industry.
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