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Kitchee FC v Manchester United

Tour 2013 presented by Aon

29 July 2013, Hong Kong Stadium

Kick-off 20:00 (13:00 BST)

29/07/2013 10:00, Report by Bryant Xia in Hong Kong

Kitchee FC await Reds

ManUnited.com.cn spoke to Kitchee FC players Zhu Zhao Ji and Lin Jia Wei ahead of tonight’s game…

How are you feeling about the prospect of facing United tonight?
Zhu: They have a new manager and it is a big change for them, but I look forward to playing against them.
Lin: They have many, many great players and it is an honour to be able to play in this match.

What will your tactics be?
Zhu: We will play our own game but, more importantly, many more people will get to know Kitchee, because millions of football fans will be watching the game on TV.
Lin: Obviously, United are much stronger than us, but we should still try to impose ourselves on the game.

Who do you want to exchange shirts with after the final whistle?
Zhu: Ryan Giggs. I really admire that he can still play at the highest level at his age.
Lin: It would have to be Robin van Persie – his skills are world-class. My favourite player was Paul Scholes until he retired.

How are your pre-season preparations going?
Zhu: We’ve just played three friendly games in Shanghai. We returned to pre-season training at the end of June and we’re in good shape now.
Lin: Like Zhu said, the players have been working hard and I’m always trying to improve my condition.

What will the score be tonight?
Zhu: 2-2. We don't want to lose but fans will want to see some goals too!
Lin: It was 2-2 when Arsenal played us last year and I think the fans would be satisfied with that result.

What would you recommend the United players do in Hong Kong?
Zhu: Check out the harbour views, and also try some local food in a Hong Kong tea house.
Lin: I’d have to agree – the harbour views are awesome.

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