​Manchester United have announced that they will be touring the USA as part of their pre-season preparation in the summer. 

The teams they will face are yet to be confirmed, but they will be playing their matches in five cities, including Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Santa Clara and Washington DC. 

The news will no doubt please manager Jose Mourinho who was publicly frustrated at last summer's pre-season plans, which were already in place before he joined the club. 

United travelled to China as part of their pre-season last summer. But their preparation for the start of the season was cut short when their scheduled fixture against Manchester City was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch in Beijing. 

It is a welcome return to the US for United as they have often played their pre-season fixtures there in the past. 

The club last travelled to the States as part of their 2014 and 2015 summer tours under former boss Louis van Gaal - but the Dutch manager was highly critical of the amount of travelling involved between games.