The Manchester United vs Kitchee FC Asian Tour match will be held this Monday, July 29, 2013 (5:00 AM Pacific) at the 40,000 seat Hong Kong Stadium. This will be the last match of the Australia and Asia tour for Manchester United; a tour with less than satisfactory results, although the scores are the least important aspect of these types of preseason encounters.
Manchester United will be missing several key players that will be expected to be a part of the regular team once the season begins. Rooney, Vidic, Nani, Chicharito, Antonio Valencia, Angelo Henriquez and Guillermo Varela will all miss this match. Manchester United will instead field a team of younger players, giving them a chance to impress Moyes prior to the season’s start.
Given that this is the last match of the Asia/Australia Manchester United tour, it would be excellent if they can finish off with a win in Hong Kong. They have played four matches in this tour, winning just once, losing twice, and earning one draw. Although the results are of course unimportant, it could give the younger players a bit of a boost heading into the European stage of the preseason.
Another aspect to take into consideration for the Manchester United vs Kitchee FC match is the terrible weather and deteriorated stage of the pitch. The bad weather has created a soggy, slippery pitch that could pose a potential threat to the players; there is even a chance of the mach being cancelled due to poor weather. Let’s hope the game finishes without any injuries.
Kitchee FC is a team that plays in the Hong Kong First Division League, and finished the last season in second place. Hosting mostly local players, Kitchee FC is expected to be vastly inferior to the powerful Manchester United roster.
Manchester United vs Kitchee FC Prediction
The Manchester United vs Kitchee FC match will be a low scoring game due to the bad state of the pitch. Due to their massive superiority (even with a youth squad), Manchester United will dominate possession. However, the bad weather will make it difficult to create many scoring opportunities. The Manchester United vs Kitchee FC match will end in a 2-0 win for the Premier League side.
Manchester United vs Kitchee FC TV Schedule
The Manchester United vs Kitchee FC Asia Tour friendly will be televised live this Monday, July 29, 2013 on Fox Soccer Channel at 5:00 AM Pacific.