The Irish footballers have been told they will join the New York Red Bulls for the 2017/18 season.

They will be playing in their first game of the new year against Manchester United at Yankee Stadium on New Year’s Eve.

They have already met the Red Bulls twice in their time at the club.

Last weekend, they were drawn against Chelsea and Manchester City in their opening fixtures.

The first was a 4-1 victory and the second was a 1-1 draw.

The New York Times’ football writer Jon Fagan said that the two sides are already on good terms.

He said that players are getting their first taste of the New Yorkers game.

The team is hoping to qualify for the Champions League and the FA Cup in the same season.

However, Fagan believes the Red Bull players would benefit from having a few extra days in New York to train.

He said:The Red Bulls are hoping to be in Europe’s top five in the summer but they need to do their business before that and train hard.

The Red Bull squad is currently in a training camp in New Jersey.

There is no timetable for the team to start playing in New Year.

They are hoping the Red Bums squad will be ready for the season opener.