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29/07/2013 07:28, Report by James Tuck

Match preview: Kitchee FC

Date, time and coverage: Monday 29 July, 13:00 BST (20:00 local). MUTV's live coverage starts at 12:30 BST. (Live coverage not available in all MUTV regions, please check local listings). To subscribe, visit manutd.com/joinnow or call 08708 48 68 88

Form guide: It took a late goal by Wilfried Zaha, his first for United, to salvage a 2-2 draw against Cerezo Osaka on Friday, when Shinji Kagawa also scored against his former club after missing a penalty minutes earlier. Kitchee FC are also in pre-season and building up to the start of their new campaign at the end of August. They finished second to South China in Hong Kong's first division in 2012/13.

Ins and outs: David Moyes informed journalists at a press conference on Sunday that Jonny Evans (ankle) is United's only definite absentee. With temperatures high in Hong Kong, the Reds boss is again likely to make second-half substitutions, as he did in Osaka.

Opposition boss: Alex Gomez only took over the reins at Kitchee last month, replacing Josep Gombau, who left for A-League club Adelaide United. Having held Academy roles at Barcelona since 2007, this is Spaniard Gomez's first senior coaching position.

Did you know? United have played six previous friendlies in Hong Kong since visiting for the first time in 1975. The Reds' most recent fixture in the region was in 2005, when Giuseppe Rossi and Dong Fangzhuo scored in a 2-0 win over Hong Kong.

Star man: Barcelona-born striker Jordi Tarres is a prolific goal-getter for Kitchee, having scored 49 goals in 65 appearances to date. The Hong Kong outfit also have former Fulham defender Zesh Rehman in their ranks.

Quote/unquote: "We have a massive fan base here and we want to put a big performance in. We'll be ready and hopefully put on a display." – Phil Jones

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