"Being in Utah, we're not New York, or Miami, or Seattle, or L.A.," Hansen said. "But we're in a great position."
A year ago, RSL hosted Italy's Inter Milan (a 2-1 victory for the visitors), and on Monday night Jose Mourinho's United club will take the field at Rio Tinto Stadium.
"We're developing relationships with clubs that are interested in building their worldwide brands," Hansen said.
And Hansen expects to bring another major team every year, so long as he remains the owner of the team.
"It's an absolute goal each year," he said.
As soon as RSL officials caught wind of the English club's tour plans last fall, they made contact in hopes of putting together a match.
"We have to be really attuned to when these teams are planning their tours," Hansen said.
Hansen said RSL officials had initially engaged in talks with another major English club.
"We could have cut a deal with Liverpool," he said. "We were fairly close. But we found we could marry our schedule with United's better."
United's tour includes stops in Los Angeles, Houston, Santa Clara, Calif., and Washington, D.C.
Salt Lake is a much smaller market than those cities, but Hansen believes Utah can still negotiate from a position of strength.
For clubs touring the U.S., Salt Lake can offer a stop between coasts in a market that has embraced soccer.
"You're rewarding a city that has welcomed soccer and been successful with it," said David Herman, who helps run Manchester United's supporters group in the U.S.
And when Real Salt Lake's training facility in Herriman is completed later this year, Hansen said he hopes to entice other clubs to use the facility as a home base between dates along West Coast tours. The Herriman facility will include a 4,000-square- foot facility for visiting teams, with access to five grass fields.