Shanghai Shenhua 0 - 1 Manchester United

Match info: Friendly Match at Hongkou Stadium

Date: 25/07/2012 KO: 13:00 Ref: Att: 30,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Shanghai Sh


Man Utd

Shinji Kagawa 68

FT (ht: 0-0)


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  • Some good performances for United and they'll obviously be encouraged by Kagawa's form. Thanks for joining us - the match report will be up shortly and be sure to stay with us for all the quotes and reaction.

  • Full-time: That's it. United win 1-0 thanks to Kagawa's second-half goal. They also win some silverware - the Chevrolet China Cup.

  • One final effort from Shenhua and again it is over the bar. A spirited effort from the Shanghai side though.

  • There will be two minutes added-time.

  • A rare effort from Shenhua but the shot from distance is well over the bar.

  • After those scares, United slow things down a little with Carrick content to play keep ball.

  • Shenhua getting a few more men forward late on - two in the box this time when the cross comes in but the header is easily dealt with by Johnstone.

  • Back at the other end, Chicharito hits the side-netting from a narrow angle.

  • Carrick's cross is blocked and Shenhua have the chance to break. They do well but it's a little laboured and when the shot comes in it is over the bar. Now that would have been an unlikely equaliser.

  • Bebe does well to keep the ball in play and wins a corner.

  • Tunnicliffe doing a lot of steady work in the centre to keep United ticking over.

  • Now Bebe with a fast and dangerous cross whipped towards the head of Chicharito but it's cleared. A minute later Scholes is involved to get the ball wide to Bebe again, who this time crosses left-footed but it's just too strong for Chicharito. The Portuguese winger has certainly had an impact.

  • Lovely interplay between Scholes and Kagawa finds Bebe but his shot is saved low down.

  • Ambitious effort from Bebe as he shoots from distance but it's well struck and heading for the corner before the goalkeeper pushes wide.

  • Nothing happening in the way of chances though as Shenhua continue to get men behind the ball and United seem happy to pass the ball around... until Vermijl crosses from the right and Scholes has a free header six yards out - but heads the ball into the ground and over the bar.

  • He's treating us to the full repertoire. Now it's a delicious crossfield pass to the feet of Brady.

  • ... Or maybe not as Scholes takes a wild lunge at a Shenhua player. Fortunately he got some of the ball and the referee waves play on.

  • Cheers as Scholes touches the ball. Nice little run out for the veteran here as United stroke the ball around looking for a second.

  • Vermijl for Veseli too.

  • Scholes comes on for Anderson to a rousing reception. Lingaard is also on for Valencia.


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