Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Manchester United v Urawa Reds

Manchester United v Urawa Reds
Manchester United's pre-season tour to Asia kicked off with a 2-2 draw with J-League champions Urawa Reds in Saitama tonight.

United last played the Reds in 2005 winning 2-0 with a goal from Wayne Rooney being the highlight of the match.

This time it was 2-2 at Saitama Stadium. United's goals came from Darren Fletcher and Cristiano Ronaldo, Urawa replying with strikes from Hideki Uchidate and Shinji Ono in front of a passionate home crowd.

Urawa partially model themselves on Manchester United, with a lot of Bayern Munich thrown in to the mix. The Mancunian Red Devils traditionally include a fixture with the team from the working class suburbs of Tokyo on their pre-season East Asian money-making jaunts.

Listen to some quasi-fascist chanting by Urawa Reds fans

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1 comment:

Moth Man said...

Van Der Sar - what the heck are you playing at, man? Maybe you should go and join the European gigolo cartel back in Amsterdam, because your days as a footy star are surely numbered, matey. I will blog on my own site later and maybe say more about this goalkeeper issue (http://thenamelessthing.com) because it warrants a LOT of discussion. We are front-loaded at the moment and we have to pull some security and power back to the defensive end of our game.