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Do you think Manchester United should organise an annual two-day pre-season football tournament? Arsenal have theirs called 'Emirates Cup',held at The Emirates Stadium in North London. Similar in style to the Amsterdam Tournament held by AFC Ajax.

The tournament has four matches, all played at Ajax's home ground, the Amsterdam ArenA. The games take place over three days in July or August, the second of which is used to rest between the first and third days. The only exceptions to this are the 1999 and 2006 tournaments, which took place over only two days, with no rest day in between.

The Amsterdam Tournament & Emirates Cup uses an unusual points-scoring system. As with most football, a victory results in three points; a draw in one; and a defeat in none. However, teams are rewarded one extra point for every goal they score. For example, a 3-3 draw brings the same number of points as a 1-0 victory brings to the winner. In the previous example both teams would get 4 points. This system is designed to encourage more attacking football.

As it is a pre-season friendly tournament, games are typically not played as competitively as matches during the main season. In spite of this, it is still taken as a useful gauge of each team's ability going into the new season.
 

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we tried the vodafone cup a few seasons back, it was a disaster cos of the rain if i remember.. ya get more money and commercial opportunities going on tourrs
 

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Utd will always rather go to places like Asia etc than hold their own cup.

If you want to keep signing players like Anderson, Hargreaves etc, and keep ronaldo, rooney etc its what you have to do really.
 

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don't think so....why should we copy somebody else...especially our rivals...no way....we have our own pre-season fixtures....and they're very good...on both for the players...and for the club financialy........i wonder if Arsenal will invite us to the next years tournament...don't think so...
 

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In theory it would be a 'nice' idea but as most of the posters said above we have other commercial opportunities that would make hosting a Cup impossible.
Some people moan about the clubs destinations but as long as the players have an intensive, productive pre-season and win the league like they have then these tours should remain.
 

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Not a chance.....

Outrageous idea !!!

Who put you up to this :p

If you are committed to an event like this.....

Then how can you promote yourselves around the world ?

Trips to the USA, China, Korea and Japan is where the future lies.....

It raises awareness in the biggest markets in the world.....

And ultimately it makes you the most money.....

And like it or not - football is now big business and money is the driving force.
 
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