Saturday, July 13, 2013
FOOTBALL : THAILAND ALL-STARS 1-0 MANCHESTER UNITED
It match was David Moyes first match in charge of United manager, following the retirement of Alex Ferguson, who had been manager since 1986.
Manchester United were missing many regular first team players including Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie, and it showed with United looking disjointed and lacklustre in attack.
Teeratep Winotha scored the only goal of the match in the 49th minute for the All-Stars.
The introduction of four substitutes, including Wilfried Zaha who hit the post, increased United’s options, but the equalising goal did not come, with Danny Welbeck missing two clear chances.
So David Moyes loses his first match in charge of Manchester United, just as Ferguson did way back in 1986 - a 0-2 defeat at Oxford - so perhaps it's not a bad omen?
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-4-1-1):
Fabio (Evra 78), Ferdinand, Evans, Buttner (Rafael 34);
Cleverley (Jones 62), Carrick, Anderson (Zaha 62), Giggs (Lingard 62);