Cerezo Osaka 2 Man United 2
Robin van Persie could have put Manchester United ahead in the game within the first minute of the action, but his effort went straight at the home goalkeeper. Instead it was Levir Culpi´s Cerezo Osaka team who went into the lead when Japan Under-23 international Kenyu Sugimoto found the back of the net in the 34th minute of the clash. Shortly after the resumption, England winger Ashley Young went down inside the eighteen-yard area and the referee awarded Manchester United a penalty kick which was squandered by Japan international Shinji Kagawa, but the midfield architect managed to redeem himself when he converted the subsequent corner kick in the 54th minute of the play. The Japanese League Division One team then scored their second goal of the game thanks to a magnificent shot from Takumi Minamino on 63 minutes, only for former Crystal Palace player Wilfried Zaha to hammer home in stoppage time making the scoreboard at Osaka Nagai Stadium read 2–2. Manchester United Team: Anders Lindegaard, Rafael da Silva, Chris Smalling, Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jones, Alexander Buttner, Ryan Giggs, Shinji Kagawa, Ashley Young, Danny Welbeck, Robin van Persie.