It has been revealed that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has forced a switch of venues for their preseason tour of the US.
The Mirror claims that the venue of United’s pre-season game against San Jose Earthquakes has been switched, leading to a refund to more than 60,000 fans.
United were due to play the Earthquakes in the (brilliantly-named) 62,000-capacity Kabam Field in the Californian city of Berkeley on July 21, which would have entailed a 90-mile round trip and potentially gruelling journey for Van Gaal and his players.
The decision comes at the request of the manager, who complained at the amount of time spent travelling between venues on last season’s US tour.
The game will now be played at the Earthquakes’ Avaya Stadium in San Jose, where United will be based – but that venue has a capacity of just 18,000.