The most disappointing aspect of Wednesday’s game was the absence of a certain Japanese starlet, who was given barely enough time on the pitch to even touch the ball, let alone show us signs of his talent.
Shinji Kagawa, aside there were some positives to take from Wednesday’s game, such as seeing the youngsters Robbie Brady, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Jesse Lingard, Scott Wootton, Davide Petrucci, Marnick Vermijl and Tyler Blackett being given a run-out.
There was also the opportunity to see Dimitar Berbatov playing for the Reds in what may prove to be one of his final games in a United shirt. With the likes of Paul Scholes, Michael Carrick and Rio Ferdinand making the trip, the tour hasn’t been just about saying farewell to departing faces and giving kids a chance.
United XI: Amos; Vermijl, Wootton, Ferdinand, Blackett; Valencia, Scholes, Carrick, Anderson; Kagawa, Chicharito.