Ahead of the game, the Sri Lankans visited the Reds' iconic stadium for a guided tour and it was a special occasion for one player in particular – United fan Mahela Jayawardene.
He sat down with MUTV for an interview which first featured in the channel's weekly Wednesday Night Phone-In programme. Viewers in the UK and Ireland can see it repeated at various times – see the full schedule here.
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