Cape Town 1 Man United 1

Sir Alex Ferguson

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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Man­chester Uni­ted over­came Jo­han­nes­burg si­de Ka­izer Chiefs by 4-0 in the Vo­da­com Chal­lenge Fi­nal at Loftus Versfeld Sta­dium in the Ar­ca­dia sub­urb of Pre­tor­ia on the 26th of Ju­ly 2008 thanks to a goal each  from Ry­an Gig­gs, Way­ne Roo­ney, Tom Clev­er­ley, and and Fra­izer Campbell. 


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