Monday, 28 March 2011

United return to face All-Stars

Manchester United, the second-most successful British football club of all time, will face the MLS All-Stars this July.

The All-Stars game takes place every year, and this year will see a repeat of 2010's tie, which ended 5-2 to the Mancs.

Last year's result saw the first victory for a British side over the All-Stars in seven games. Teams who have tried and failed to overcome the MLS side include Chelsea, Fulham, West Ham and Celtic.
Ancient United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, is hoping for a similar game this time around: "Last year's game was a special occasion in front of a noisy, passionate crowd. Obviously we'll be looking to repeat the performance and the scoreline."

There had been rumours that United's rivals Liverpool could be the team to take part this year, due to the NESV influence after they acquired the Reds.

But instead, fans will be hoping to see United old-boys Scholes and Giggs lock horns with former-team-mate David Beckham, who missed out on last year's game with injury.

Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry could also take part, which would provide more familiar opposition to the Manchester United team.

The game will take place in the Red Bull Arena, New Jersey on July 27th. Expect to see a certain Frenchman with a penchant for karate kicks in the crowd!

N.B: I think the idea of 'All-Star' games is amazing. Especially when you're trying to sustain a relatively new fan-base. I'd certainly love to see a Premier League XI.

Philip Wright-Lewis

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