Giggs was afforded a warm ovation when making way for Bebe, and a cross from the Portuguese winger looked certain to result in a goal, but Anderson and Danny Welbeck were unable to convert during an untidy goalmouth scramble. With time running out, Welbeck raced through only to be halted by Carlgren's brave challenge and Bebe's crosses caused problems with van Persie's header from a promising position clutched by Carlgren as United had to settle for a draw in front of over 30,000 supporters.
United: Lindegaard (Amos 46); Rafael, Vidic, Evans (Smalling 53), Evra; Zaha (Welbeck 78), Carrick, Anderson, Giggs (Bebe 78), Nani (Henriquez 31); van Persie. Sub not used: Jones.
AIK: Stamatopoulos (Carlgren 46); Backman (Sundberg 85), Milosevic (Lorentzson 46), Johansson (Karlsson 46), Ofori (Owusu 77); Kayongo-Mutumba (Goitom 69), Bahoui (Lundholm 59), Quaison (Kouakou 59), Moro (Saletros 73); Borges (Persson 46), Igboananike (Kamara 46).