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Philadelphia Union 0 Manchester United 1, Lincoln Financial Field, Friendly Match, July 21, 2010. Gabriel Obertan earned high praise from Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson for his efforts in the game against Major League Soccer´s Philadelphia Union.
Gabriel Obertan registered his first goal for Manchester United as Sir Alex Ferguson’s team beat Philadelphia Union by 1-0 at Lincoln Financial Field in the second match of their pre-season tour of America. Sir Alex Ferguson: “Goals always help players of course, and when they are forwards in particular. There is a goal in Gabriel Obertan, there is no question of that. The best aspect of his goal was his run, the timing of his run and the timing of the pass and the weight of the pass. It made it a really good goal. He has taken it well.” Philadelphia Union Team: Brad Knighton, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Cristian Arrieta, Danny Califf, Jordan Harvey, Eduardo Coudet, Stefani Miglioranzi, Fred, Alejandro Moreno, Danny Mwanga, Sebastien Le Toux. Substitutes: Kyle Nakazawa, Jack McInerney, Andrew Jacobson Nick Zimmerman, Martin Rivas, Amobi Okugo, Brian Perk. Manchester United Team: Tomasz Kuszczak, John O’Shea, Wes Brown, Jonny Evans, Fabio, Gabriel Obertan, Tom Cleverley, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Danny Welbeck, Federico Macheda. Substitutes: Dimitar Berbatov, Rafael, Chris Smalling, Corry Evans, Darren Fletcher, Ritchie De Laet, Ben Amos.
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Gabriel Obertan was handed his first team debut for Manchester United by Sir Alex Ferguson in a 2-0 League Cup Fourth Round victory over Barnsley at Oakwell on the 27 of October 2009.