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Ajax Cape Town 1 Manchester United 1, The Green Point Stadium, Friendly Match, July 21, 2012. Although Manchester United could only draw 1-1 in Cape Town, Sir Alex Ferguson pronounced himself happy with his side’s effort against the South Africans.
Alcardo van Graan handed Ajax Cape Town the lead with five minutes remaining of normal time, only for Portugal U21 international midfielder Tiago Manuel Dias Correia, also known as Bebe, to level the score for Manchester United in stoppage time. After playing out a 1-1 draw with The Urban Warriors in Cape Town, United would now make the journey to The People’s Republic of China for the first time in three years to take on Shanghai Shenhua in Shanghai. Sir Alex Ferguson: “Ajax Cape Town attacked very well and they were good with the ball. It is good that we got some time to play and reported no injuries. We are very satisfied.” Ajax Cape Town Team: Sander Westerveld, Nazeer Allie, Thulani Hlatshwayo, Matt Booth, Aidan Jenniker, Tafadzwa Rusike, Toriq Losper, Grandwald Scott, Khama Billiat, Keagan Dolly, Thembinkosi Fanteni. Substitutes: Clint Julius, George Akpabio, Keamogetse Wolff, Nhlanhla Shabalala, Brent Carelse, Cole Alexander, Antonio Correia, Nhlanhla Vilakazi, Brett Evans, Alcardo van Graan, Nathan Gertse, Thato Mokeke, Lebogang Manyama, Nusa Lebusa, Travis Graham, George Maluleka, James Okwuosa, Brandon Lee Adams, Sean Roberts. Manchester United Team: Ben Amos, Tyler Blackett, Marnick Vermijl, Scott Wootton, Rio Ferdinand, Antonio Valencia, Paul Scholes, Michael Carrick, Javier Hernandez, Shinji Kagawa, Oliveira Anderson. Substitutes: Frederic Veseli, Nicholas Powell, Tiago Dias Correia, Robbie Brady, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Davide Petrucci, Federico Macheda, Jesse Lingard, Dimitar Berbatov, Anders Lindegaard, Sam Johnstone.
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