Sadly for Australian fans, this match was rejected by United because of the logistics involved! It was always a longshot anyway.
A FRANTIC bidding war is underway between NSW and Victoria to entice Manchester United to play a match in Australia as a result of the Jakarta bombings.
The Premier League champions were due to play in Indonesia on Monday night but have cancelled the game as a result of the terrorist strike.
Manchester United had been due to stay at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, in Jakarta, which along with the JW Marriott, were targeted by the bombers.
Both Events NSW and Victoria Tourism were last night involved in high-level talks with Football Federation Australia in a bid to lure the Red Devils Down Under at short notice.
Sydney FC will play Manchester United if the game goes ahead in Sydney, while Melbourne Victory will host them if Victoria wins the bid.
The Daily Telegraph understands Manchester United have been offered $2 million to play the game in Sydney at Homebush on Wednesday night.
ANZ Stadium officials and Ticketek were last night preparing a contingency plan to sell tickets from today if an agreement can be reached.