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26/07/2011 11:51 , Adam Marshall
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MLS All-Stars v United

United tackle the best the MLS have to offer in the star-studded fixture...

Form guide

MLS All-Stars had only lost on penalties to Everton in five exhibition matches against British teams before United rolled into town last year. Sir Alex's side inflicted a 5-2 defeat in Houston which will be extremely difficult to match this time around. Nonetheless, United have won all three of this year's tour games after coming from behind to sink Chicago Fire at the weekend.

Ins and outs
LA Galaxy ace Landon Donovan is set to miss out with a calf injury while Hans Backe has a choice between Kasey Keller and Faryd Mondragon in goal. Ex-Red David Beckham skippers the side. Javier Hernandez will not be thrown in by Sir Alex despite linking up with the rest of the squad but the manager has healthy competition for places ahead of selecting his XI. In attack alone, Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Federico Macheda, Danny Welbeck and Mame Biram Diouf are all competing for a start.

Last meeting
United's 5-2 victory at the Reliant Stadium in 2010 came courtesy of goals from Federico Macheda (2), Tom Cleverley, Darron Gibson and Javier Hernandez. Italian hitman Macheda won the 'MVP' award for his two-goal display.

Top man
Beckham may still be the pass master and a United favourite but Thierry Henry could prove to be the biggest threat to the United defence. The Frenchman caused plenty of problems for the Reds in his Arsenal days and, even though he is 34 next month, he will keep the centre-backs on their toes. It's likely the New York Red Bulls striker will spearhead the attack.

Quote/unquote
"A lot of players didn't come on the tour last year because of the World Cup

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