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Cerezo Osaka V Manchester United : LIVE

By: Ben Adam Updated 26 Jul 2013 10:03:30

Cerezo Osaka V Manchester United : LIVE

12.50 GAME OVER. Cesaro Osaka 2 - 2 Manchester United.

12.49 GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL. Some neat, intricate build up play from United see them pass it around the Osaka box before Zaha taps in to an empty net. 2-2.!

12.43 Jesse Lingard, who has impressed ever so much this tour comes inches to equalizing for United. 5 minutes to go.

12.40 Less than ten minutes to go now with Manchester United still trailing. Can United pull one back, or even go on to win the game? They'll need to score quick!

12.39 Buttner OFF. Evra ON.

12.37 Ashley Young OFF. Jesse Lingard ON.

12.34SUBS: Ryan Giggs and Rafael OFF. Cleverley and Fabio ON.

12.27 SUB. Robin van Persie OFF. Adnan Januzaj ON.

12.25 Lindegaard with a top save to deny Osaka in what was almost an exact replica of the last goal. So unlucky for Osaka.

12.21 WHAT A GOAL. Osaka take the lead with an absolute thunderbolt. Lindegaard had no chance, but what a screamer!

12.19 SO CLOSE. Zaha weaves in and out of the Osaka defence before drifting his shot inches wide. So unlucky for the youngster!

12.15 SUB: Shinji Kagawa OFF. Wilfried Zaha ON.

12.12 GOAL. Shinji Kagawa, seconds after missing a penalty makes amends by cooly turning in the box and slotting it past the Osaka keeper. What a turn around for United this is!

12.11 MISS. Shinji Kagawa has been denied by the Osaka keeper.

12.10 Kagawa to take...

12.10 PENALTY TO MANCHESTER UNITED. Ashley Young wins a penalty for the visitors, who appears to be in some pain.

12.03 And we're back! Kick off the second half! Phil Jones OFF, Anderson ON.

11.48 Halftime: Cerezo Osaka 1 - 0 Manchester United

11.43 SO CLOSE. The Ryan Giggs of old dances his way through the box before curling one seemingly destined for the far corner. The Osaka keeper denies him with yet another fantastic save.

11.41 WOW. Danny Welbeck works his way through the Osaka defence with blistering speed. The England international hit the post before van Persie squared the ball back to Kagawa. Kagawa, with all the time in the world blasts the ball over the ball. A slight sign of bobble there.

11.35 DEFENSIVE MIX UP. Osaka take the lead after Chris Smalling seemed to get the ball stuck under his feet, allowing the Osaka attacker to slot home past a despairing Lindegaard. 1-0 to Osaka.

11.34 Osaka beginning to control the tempo of the game now with United seemingly knackered. Pre-season is all about fitness, but Moyes will be desperate for a win here.

11.23 Kagawa, running at the defence plays the ball out wide before a cross is fired in to young Phil Jones. The midfielder however could not steer his header under the bar.

11.21 Lindegaard forced to make two smart saves as Osaka begin to attack United. The Manchester United keeper does well both times.

11.13 Once again it is Shinji Kagawa for Manchester United. He finds Van Persie with a delicate through ball, splitting the defence. Van Persie went to chip the Osaka keeper, but he stayed big and denied the Dutchman.

11.07: Kagawa and RVP link up well but the latter just fails to reach the pass. Still 0-0.

11.02 WHAT A MISS! RVP gifted an absolute sitter through Ryan Giggs, but the Dutchman was denied by a fantastic save!

11.00 Manchester United kick off and we're underway!

10.58 Also, what do you think of Manchester United's new away kit? We like it!

10.57 Rio Ferdinand, with the captains armband, leads United out. We're minutes away from kick off, get ready folks!

10.50 We're 10 minutes to kick-off now and the stadium is packed out. United have consistently had that during pre-season with their global reach really impressing.

10.46 Manchester United Subs bench confirmed: De Gea, Amos, Evra, Anderson, Fabio, Cleverley, Zaha, Lingard, Keane, Januzaj

10.29 Wilfried Zaha, Jesse Lingard and Adnan Januzaj have all been rested from the starting XI for today's game. How big of an impact do you think the trio of youngsters have made on this tour?

10:25 Shinji Kagawa has suggested to the Daily Mail that this would be a tougher game than the one United lost to Yokohama F Marinos in Tokyo earlier in the week.

Will it be a long night for Moyes' boys?

10.15: Manchester United will play in a new away kit this season boasting the iconic gingham check from the city’s industrial heritage.The new away shirt, which will be unveiled during today's game at Cerezo Osaka, features the gingham used on last season’s home shirt with a bigger, bolder design.

What do you think of Manchester United's new away kit?


Manchester United are in Osaka to take on Shinji Kagawa's old club, Cerezo Osaka, for the club's fourth friendly of their 2013 pre-season tour.

After losing 3-2 to Yokohama F Marinos on Tuesday, David Moyes will be looking for a better showing as United continue their pre-season tour.

Although pre-season matches are aimed at raising players’ fitness levels rather than results, Moyes will be unhappy at how his players under-performed in Tuesday’s defeat and will expect an improvement. Moyes revealed in his press conference today that he is likely to use most of his squad during the game due to the conditions.

Speaking to reporters, Moyes said: “It’s very hot and the conditions are difficult for players from our country who are not used to training and playing in these conditions.

CONFIRMED LINE UP: Lindegard; Rafael, Smalling, Ferdinand, Buttner; Giggs, Jones; Young, Kagawa, Welbeck; RVP.

Here's a full listing of the squad that is currently in Japan:

Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Anders Lindegaard, Ben Amos

Defenders: Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Phil Jones, Michael Keane, Rafael, Fabio, Alexander Buttner, Patrice Evra, Chris Smalling

Midfielders: Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Anderson, Ryan Giggs, Wilfried Zaha, Jesse Lingard, Adnan Januzaj, Shinji Kagawa, Ashley Young

Forwards: Danny Welbeck, Robin van Persie


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