Manchester United Tours Asia

SINGAPORE—Manchester United Asia Tour 2009 will mark the club’s fifth tour of Asia in the last decade. The Asia Tour 2009 will include stops in Jakarta, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, and China.

Their last tour was in 2007. Manchester United is very enthusiastic to meet up with their Asian fans again who make the players feel like superstars.

United’s first friendly is against Malaysia XI on July 18. After that, they will stop in Jakarta to play against Indonesia All Star on July 20 for the first time in 30 years. Their next two friendlies in the Far East are against FC Seoul on July 24 and Hangzhou Greentown in China on July 26.

Former Indonesian Football Association chairman Agum Gumelar, who will head up the local promotion of the game in Indonesia said, “I am proud to announce an event that is likely to be Indonesia’s event of the year in 2009—a football [soccer] match featuring the world club champions Manchester United.”

Besides the friendly games, Agum Gumelar also mentioned that he will arrange a few other activities for Manchester United players like golf and supporting the campaign against global warming “One Man One Tree” in which each man will plant a tree to fight global warming.

Indonesia’s United fans will have a chance to catch their favorite stars in action at Jakarta’s Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on July 20.

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