As part of Manchester United’s world tour, they stopped off in Shanghai to play Shenhua. Both Anelka and Drogba didn’t play (because of more important CSL fixtures over the weekend). Also absent were the likes of all those who played during the European Cup (Rooney, Nani, Young, etc). Shame, but still made for a truly special night.
I must however admit how shocked I was to see the local Chinese crowd so feverishly supporting the foreigners… and not their own home side. As many know I am a United fan, but even I wore a Shenhua shirt to show support to the home team! New boy, Shinji Kagawa, scored his first goal for United… with many more hopefully to follow from the most expensive Asian footballer ever.
United won 0-1.