Hong Kong may be included in Manchester United's Asian tour next year during which the English Premier League giants are expected to visit four countries. Timothy Fok Tsung-ting, president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee, said earlier this month that the government strongly supported inviting top teams for an exhibition tournament in July 2007 to mark the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong's re-unification with the mainland. Hong Kong's sports supremo said that after initial inquiries in Europe, only European champions Barcelona had shown interest, although the Spanish club would prefer the match to be held in August as part of their pre-season training. Reports from England also claimed that Arsenal were approached for the event. Although the Hong Kong Football Association denied approaching the Gunners, it is believed an agency appointed by Fok had made initial contacts with the English club. United have appointed a Hong Kong-based agent to promote their Asian tour, which coincides with Hong Kong's anniversary plans. United's commercial director, Andy Anson, said yesterday: 'Manchester United are looking forward to putting together an itinerary which will give our fantastic Asian supporters a great chance to see the team live.'