Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Manchester United - Champions of the World / Asia Tour

This season so far, Manchester United is

1. Barclays Premier League Champions 09
2. FIFA Club World Champions 08
3. Carling Cup Winners 09

I guess there is no disputing that Manchester United is the Best Football Team in the world. LOL! Do I sense some sneering and cussing?! No matter.

Hail the Devils... says the Malaysian TheStar paper today.

Manchester United captured their 18th English League title on Saturday after a 0-0 draw game with Arsenal at home in Old Trafford. This hat-trick of titles moved them alongisde Liverpool as England's most crowned club. Yay!!

This is cliched but the truth is the truth...

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting
Till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions of the World

Ryan Giggs
voted PFA Player of the Year 2009

While Vidic does the double..
Nemanja Vidic was named Player of the Year by United fans and his team-mates at the Reds' end-of-season awards night at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Just 24 hours after Sir Alex and his men were crowned Premier League champions for a third successive year and 18th time in total, the Reds were clearly still in partying mood. The whole squad turned out in style for the gala dinner, a star-studded event in Old Trafford's Manchester Suite.

Vidic collected the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year accolade, voted for by fans on ManUtd.com, and the Players' Player trophy to a well-deserved standing ovation.

What's next? See you at the UEFA Champions League finals in Roma between Barcelona and United.

The Asia tour in July after that. Will you be watching them play in your city? The Asia tour 2009 schedule is as below:

United in Asia
18 July: Malaysia XI v United - There will be a special pre-sale period of match tickets in selected Nike Concept and Al-Ikhsan sports stores in Malaysia from May 22-31. Fans who buy tickets during this pre-sale period will also be given free passes to watch United training.

Public sales begin on 1 June. Match tickets are priced at RM 58 (GBP 11), RM 68 (GBP 13) and RM 98 (GBP 18), with limited VIP tickets at RM 308 (GBP 57) and student concessions at RM 28 (GBP 5).

Fans can buy tickets from Ticketpro’s 13 sales outlets across Malaysia, online at www.ticketpro.com.my or by calling 03-7880 7999.

20 July: Indonesia All Star v United
United will visit Indonesia for the first time in more than 30 years during this summer's pre-season tour of Asia.

The Reds will play a game against Indonesia All Star at Jakarta's Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on July 20, kick-off time to be confirmed.

Check your local media for news on tickets.

24 July: FC Seoul v United - all 40,000 tickets snapped up in one day

26 July: China Greentown FC v United
Dragon Stadium, kick-off 13:00 BST

Match tickets are priced from RMB 100 – RMB 1600 (GBP 10 – GBP 160) and are available online via www.sjfc.net. Mandarin-speaking fans can also call +86-400-887-6887.

Malaysia XI v United
Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur
18 July 2009
Kick-off 10:30 BST

Reds confirm Malaysia date
Kuala Lumpur will be United's first stop on this summer's four-match pre-season tour of Asia.

At a press conference, it was confirmed the world champions will play a Malaysia XI at the picturesque Bukit Jalil Stadium on 18 July, kick-off 10:30 BST.

It's been eight years since the Reds last visited Malaysia, when 100,000 fans watched a Malaysian All-Stars team lose 6-0 to a strong United line-up. And official tour promoters ProEvents are expecting similarly fervent support this year. Will you be there?

Source: manuted.com, the official Manchester United FC website.


  1. Well I heard that MU won a few days ago. Congrats to you I must say. MU should really reward their fans don't you think? xD

  2. Reward for the fans? LOL! If one requires a reward, then one is not a fan. My thinking is, fans do not require a reward. Becoming a fan is a voluntary adoration of something or someone and calls for no necessity of any reward, a one-way love affair, if you will.

    In the case of sports teams like MU, the team's winning is reward in itself. Fans get bragging rights. No?

    Anyone else agree or disagree?

  3. Hmmm, you're right in a way. But I'd prefer if they have a lucky draw for fans who promote MU, lol. I want to join xD

  4. JL, I think I saw some contests on the manutd.com site. If you are interested, sign in and participate.

    You are an MU fan too, eh?

  5. Actually, I just thought they should reward you for your support. I don't really follow the english league haha.

  6. Anonymous12:44 AM

    man utd fan! haha..
    glory glory united! =D