In the summertime
when the weather is high
you can stretch right up
an’ touch the sky
The Reds end their pre-season tour of the Americas as they travel from North to Central America to take on Club Deportivo Guadalajara this Friday. After signing Javier Hernandez from the club earlier this year, Manchester United will face Chivas at the opening of their impressive 45,000 capacity Estadio Chivas as part of the deal.
Manchester United trashed the Major League Soccer All Stars 5–2 at the Reliant Stadium in Houston on Wednesday. Setting out to regain their pride after losing 2–1 to Kansas City Wizards last Sunday, Manchester United completely dominated the match right from the start. Federico Macheda found the net after only 24 seconds as he chipped the ball past Donovan Ricketts, scoring one of the quickest goals in Manchester United history. He then doubled Manchester United’s lead in the 12th minute of the match when he headed a Nani corner past the American goalkeeper.
Manchester United take on a collection of All Stars representing the Major Soccer League at Reliant Stadium in Houston on Wednesday. The match in Texas will be the seventh time the All Star Team take on an international opponent. Although a friendly, Manchester United are eager to prove that the surprise loss to Kansas City Wizards on Sunday was just a temporary setback. However, the All Stars are more than capable of winning the match fielding a side that includes players such as Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, and Dwayne De Rosario.
Old Trafford manager Sir Alex Ferguson has, as the time honoured cliche has it, come a long way to the top. The Scot has built his whole managerial career on the sound principles that he learned as a Clydeside apprentice and over the years he has acquired a world wide reputation for his fighting spirit and honest workmanship.
Despite having Jimmy Conrad sent off in the first period Kansas City Wizards defeated Manchester United 2–1 in front of a record breaking 52,000 crowd at the New Arrowhead Stadium in the City of Fountains on Sunday. Davy Arnaud fired Kansas City Wizards ahead with a fine effort after 11 minutes but Manchester United hit back when Dimitar Berbatov converted a penalty kick to draw the visitors even in the 41st minute of the friendly.
When Manchester United take on the Kansas City Wizards at the newly revamped Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City on Sunday, it will be the biggest international soccer match in the city’s history. Following matches against Celtic and Philadelphia Union the upcoming clash with the Wizards will be Manchester United’s fourth stop on their current summer tour of North America. Sir Alex Ferguson is expecting a tough tie in Kansas City as he believes soccer is finally begining to take hold in the United States and that the standard of Major League Soccer is better than ever.
Manchester United defeated Philadelphia Union 1–0 at Lincoln Financial Field yesterday as French flankman Gabriel Obertan scored the only goal of the pre-season game to hand the visitors a narrow win. Manchester United clinched the victory in the 76th minute of the encounter when a magnificent pass from Danny Welbeck gave the former Bordeaux favourite the opportunity to find the back of the net with a fine shot from close range.
Mexican international Javier Hernandez is set for his Manchester United debut while the Old Trafford club are in America. The striker will join the squad at the end of their North American Tour as he will team up against his former club Club Deportivo Guadalajara in Mexico on 30 July. Impressed by the 22 year old player’s strike rate Sir Alex Ferguson signed Hernandez for an undisclosed fee before the highly rated youngster left for the World Cup. As part of the deal Manchester United will now play a friendly against Chivas to open their state of the art 45 000 capacity stadium.
Manchester United winger Nani is set to return from injury after dislocating his collarbone shortly before the opening of the World Cup tournament in South Africa. The Portugal international started full training with his fellow team mates a couple of days ago and the free flowing footballer hopes to play a few games in America. Manchester United will be up against Major League side Philadelphia Union on Wednesday in the second leg of their current North American summer tour and Sir Alex Ferguson’s players have already comfortably settled into the Pennsylvania metropolis.