TOUR NEWS & FEATURES

05/08/2013 15:47, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Preview: AIK v United

Date, time and coverage: Tuesday 6 August, 18:30 BST (19:30 local). MUTV's live coverage starts at 18:00 BST but is not available in all regions, so please check local listings. Fans can also watch via pay-per-view service that is available online. Click here to learn more.

Form guide: Manchester United are in Stockholm to face AIK Futboll in the final match of this summer's Tour 2013 presented by Aon, a globe-trotting jaunt that has seen the Reds contest five friendlies in preparation for the 2013/14 season - winning and drawing twice whilst losing once. In contrast, Tuesday's hosts are in the midst of their domestic season and currently sit third in the Swedish third division. As a result, a tough test is expected at the Friends Arena.

Ins and outs: David Moyes has taken an 18-man squad to Scandinavia which encouragingly includes club captain Nemanja Vidic - the Serbian missed the first leg of tour due to a sciatica complaint. However, one notable absentee is Wayne Rooney, who is struggling with a shoulder injury. Standout performers Jesse Lingard and Adnan Januzaj have also stayed at home. Meanwhile, AIK are expected to make several changes ahead of their crunch clash with second placed rivals Malmö FF on Sunday.

Opposition coach: Andreas Alm represented AIK as a striker from 2000 to 2003 and later, after a spell as assistant coach, became the club’s manager in 2010, taking over from former Rangers player Alex Miller. Last season, he guided the club to a fourth-place finish in the Allsvenskan and subsequently earned qualification for the Europa League.

Star man: Nigerian striker Kennedy Igboananike is currently AIK’s top scorer with nine goals to his name from 18 appearances. The 24-year-old, who was signed from local rivals Djurgårdens IF Fotboll at the tail end of last term, has an eye for the spectacular – a trait that was best displayed by his overhead kick against Halmstad in April. Think of him as a slighter version of fellow countryman and former Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins.

Did you know? AIK are one of a select group of European club sides to have played at Wembley - they faced Arsenal under the old Twin Towers in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

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