Tickets which went on sale earlier in the year sold out in minutes. A Manchester United training session which was open to the public attracted 22,000 people at Allianz Stadium. It is the first time since 1999 that Manchester United have visited Australia. On 18 March 2013, it was announced Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou will coach the all-stars squad, chosen by fans who voted.
In Australia, the match was broadcast live by the Seven Network, after they secured the rights to the inaugural A-League All Stars game on 23 May 2013. In the UK, the match was broadcast live on Manchester United's subscription television channel MUTV.