TOUR NEWS & FEATURES

19/07/2013 10:44, Report by Mark Froggatt
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Preview: A-League XI

Date, time and coverage: Saturday 20 July, kick-off at 10:30 BST. The match will be broadcast live on MUTV. For live match coverage in your territory, please check your local listings.

Form guide: United head into this weekend’s clash with the A-League All Stars on the back of a slender defeat to a Singha All Star XI in Bangkok, the first match of this summer’s Tour 2013 presented by Aon. And although that match was closely contested, the extreme heat and humidity made playing conditions extremely difficult and, in the end, Terratep Winothai’s goal proved decisive. Thankfully, temperatures in Sydney are much cooler and the Reds will hope to impress.

Ins and outs: It is always difficult to predict starting XI’s for pre-season outings, but fans can expect Robin van Persie and David De Gea to feature in some capacity after both joined the touring party earlier this week. Adnan Januzaj might retain his place after impressing last week, while Wilfried Zaha could start following his equally noteworthy performance as a second half substitute.

Opposition boss: Melbourne Victory manager Ange Postecoglou will take charge of the All-Stars on Saturday and the Australian coach insists he won’t deploy a defender to man-mark RvP. “We won't be man-marking anyone,” he said. “I'll be more interested on what we do when we've got the ball. There wouldn't be much point (because) there'd be 10 other blokes to look after as well.”

Manchester United will be visiting fans across the world during Tour 2013, presented by Aon.
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