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.