Allmenna 1 Manchester U 1
AIK 1 Manchester United 1, The Friends Arena Stadium, Friendly Match, August 6, 2013. David Moyes´s Manchester United wrapped up their pre-season friendly matches with a 1-1 draw against Swedish Premier League outfit AIK in front of an attendance of more than 30,000 spectators at the Friends Arena Stadium in Stockholm. Robin Quaison scored for Andreas Alm´s plucky team, while Angelo Henriquez netted for the visitors from Manchester.
The Manchester United players rounded up their 2013 pre-season tour as they locked horns with Swedish team AIK, also known as Allmenna Idrottsklubben, at the newly built 50,000 capacity Friends Arena. In their previous friendly clash, United had defeated Hong Kong First Division League side Kitchee Sports Club by a handsome 5–2 margin at the Hong Kong Stadium courtesy of goals from Danny Welbeck, Chris Smalling, Fabio da Silva, Adnan Januzaj, and Jesse Lingard respectively. In Stockholm, Manchester United enjoyed a number of of decent opportunities to find the back of the net during the first half of the tie, but they failed to capitalise on any of them. AIK also had their goal scoring chances before the half-time break, but their forward line lacked finishing. As it turned out, however, it was The Gnaw who went into the lead thanks to Swedish international winger Robin Quaison whose powerful shot flew past Anders Lindegaard replacement Ben Amos and into the top right-hand corner of the net a mere four minutes following the resumption of action.
Angelo Henriquez eventually managed to equalise for the English Premier League Champions, though, as the nineteen-year-old attacker brilliantly volleyed home a superbly delivered cross by ex-Crystal Palace favourite Wilfried Zaha in the 68th minute of the pre-season friendly fixture to make the scoreboard at the Friends Arena read 1-1. Robin van Persie came close during the latter stages of the second half, only to watch his header going wide. Manchester United manager David Moyes made five substitutions during the match, putting Angelo Henriques in for Luis Nani, Ben Amos in for Anders Lindegaard, Chris Smalling in for Jonny Evans, Danny Welbeck in for Zaha, and Bebe in for Ryan Giggs. Unfortunately, Evans and Nani both had to leave the field during the contest because of injury. A notable absentee in Stockholm was Wayne Rooney who apparently had a problem with his shoulder. AIK Team: Kyriakos Stamatoupols, Ebenezer Ofori, Alexander Milosevic, Niklas Backman, Nils Eric Johansson, Martin Kayongo-Mutumba, Celso Borges, Ibrahim Moro, Nabil Bahoui, Robin Quaison, Kennedy Igboananike. Substitutes: Per Karlsson, Robert Ahman Persson, Noah Sonko Sundberg, Henok Goitom, Martin Lorenzon, Alhassan Kamara, Sam Lundholm, Anton Saletros, Edward Owusu, Patrik Carlgren. Manchester United Team: Anders Lindegaard, Patrice Evra, Jonny Evans, Rafael da Silva, Nemanja Vidic, Oliveira Anderson, Michael Carrick, Ryan Giggs, Wilfried Zaha, Robin van Persie, Luis Nani. Substitutes: Chris Smalling, Bebe, Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck, Angelo Henriques, Ben Amos.