Leigh Sports Village is delighted to announce it will host European football this autumn with the news that Manchester United U23s will play their home games in the Premier League International Cup at the stadium.

United will play current Premier League International Cup holders Villarreal in Group B on Tuesday September 13, before taking on Sparta Prague on Thursday December 15 and Middlesbrough a week later on Thursday December 22. All games kick of at 7pm and as usual are absolutely free.

The winners from each group and the two best runners-up advance to the knockout quarter finals in early 2017.

The Premier League International Cup showcases the very best young talent from Europe’s top clubs, with 12 of England’s best academy sides competing against 12 of the top development squads in the rest of Europe, all played at English stadia.

This season, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton and Leicester are among the English sides, with the likes of Athletic Club Bilbao, Celtic, Porto, Valencia, Villarreal and Wolfsburg all vying to join Villarreal and Manchester City as Premier League International Cup winners.

For more information on the Premier League International Cup please click here. We’ll be opening registration for free entry to Villarreal very shortly.

Premier League International Cup Group B fixtures at Leigh Sports Village

Tue Sep 13, 7pm: Manchester United vs Villarreal
Thu Dec 15, 7pm: Manchester United vs Sparta Prague
Thu Dec 22, 7pm: Manchester United vs Middlesbrough