PreSale tickets to see global superstars here in Chicago became available Monday morning. This announcement came just a week after the International Champions Cup announced they are returning to host a match in Chicago. Manchester United will meet Paris Saint Germain in the exhibition tournament on Wednesday, July 29th at Soldier Field. Given this exciting news, here is a list of top players to look out for in July:
The mysterious Ibra as he is known is one of the world’s elite. The Swedish National Team Captain is currently seeking to become PSG’s all time top scorer netting 104 goals in 127 games. Zlatan has four more games to play for the Parisian club this season and needs five more to pass Pauleta as PSG’s all time top scorer.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s amazing goal vs England in 2012
The Man U and England National captain will surely be top of most fan’s ‘wish-to-see’ list. Rooney skippered United for the first time under the then new manager Van Gaal in 2014’s 3-1 International Champions Cup final win over Liverpool.
Pictured with Rooney is Columbian striker Radamel Falcao. At this time last year he would be near the top of this list but after missing the World Cup through injury and a poor year on loan with United, he will likely not make it to Chicago.
Robin Van Persie
The Dutch superstar striker is now most renowned for his spectacular diving header goal against Spain in Brazil last summer. He has cooled in form since that moment of glory, van Persie has missed 9 games this year and has been nagged by injuries through out most of the 2014-15 season. The forward did see the pitch this past weekend in the 1-0 loss to West Bromwich Albion.
Manager Luis Van Gaal VS West Bromwich Albion Post Match interview.
David De Gea
The young Spanish goalkeeper has been United’s best player in many matches during the 2014-15 season. The sky is the limit for De Gea at the moment as he is surely the heir to the Spanish goalkeeping throne and is amongst the hottest subjects in the transfer rumor mill.
Fan Video of David De Gea saves
Angel Di Maria
The 27 year old Argentinian midfield player is amongst the world’d best. He starred alongside Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid from 2010-2014 but was bought by Man U for a hefty sum in the 2014 summer transfer window. Di Maria has only scored in the league three times this season but his looped effort against Leicester City in September is amongst the best finishes ever seen.
The PSG and Brazilian National Team defender is one of the world’s most recognizable and exciting young players. The Parisian defender has had very high highs like scoring against his former club Chelsea to advance in this year’s Champions League but also horrific lows like playing against Germany in the World Cup or getting schooled by Luis Suarez in Champions League defeat.
Widely considered one of the best defenders in the world, Thiago Emiliano da Silva has played for PSG since 2012-13 and is the former captain of the Brazilian National Team. The 30 year old brazilian rose to prominence playing for Fluminense from 2006-2008 and even more so for AC Milan until 2012.
The silky smooth Spanish attacking midfielder has found his footing at United in 2015. His best performance was a pair of spectacular goals against Liverpool at Anfield.
When arriving to England from spanish club Valencia, Mata first played for Chelsea in 2011 and won PFA Player of the year in 2012. He transferred to Manchester United from Chelsea in the January transfer window of 2014.
Edinson Roberto Cavani Gómez is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a striker alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Paris Saint-Germain and the Uruguayan national team. Cavani has been criticized for not shining in the biggest games but has scored 26 goals in 42 appearances during the 2014-15 season.
The Argentine footballer plays for French club Paris Saint-Germain and his national team as a forward but mostly as a winger. The highlight of his 2014-15 season has to be his hat-trick against Lille in April and is currently a hot topic in the old transfer rumor mill.
Ezequiel Lavezzi shows off his acting talent in this commercial.