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Manchester United to face Barcelona in summer 2011 pre-season friendly

Manchester United are set for a replay of the 2009 Champions League final when they face Barcelona in a pre-season friendly in 2011.

The Spanish giants have announced their pre-season schedule for the summer, which includes a return to the United States, where they will face Sir Alex Ferguson's side on July 30.

The two sides could of course meet again in the Champions League before that date, having both progressed from the group stages of the competition.

United have been handed a round of 16 tie with Marseille, while Pep Guardiola's side will face Premier League club Arsenal, who they successfully negotiated in the competition last season.

Barcelona's tour of America will also take in clashes with AC Milan and Mexican side Club America.

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