Saturday, January 17, 2009

Man Utd Asia Tour 2009

Manchester United has announced their Asia Tour 2009 and will be travelling to East Asia, known for its fabulous fans, in the coming summer.

I can't wait to see them playing again in Kuala Lumpur. The last time they came was in year 2001 where they played against the Malaysian national football team. Man Utd won 6-0. Could have been more but it was more of an exhibition match lah. Cristiano Ronaldo will be the main draw this time.

Hopefully they will have the match at Bukit Jalil stadium on 26 July 2009. This stadium could fit in at least 78,000 people. It will match Old Trafford's capacity at 76,000. In their last visit, there were 67,000 people in the stadium and the atmosphere in the stadium was absolutely amazing.

The atmosphere will certainly be much more exciting when compared to Chelsea's visit to Kuala Lumpur in the last summer as Man Utd is a well supported club in Malaysia. Even two of friends are Liverpool supporters went along with me for the Man Utd's match last time.

However, my wish is to see both Liverpool and Man Utd coming to Malaysia for a match. This will be a cruncher and it could generate the same atmosphere as if it was played in England.

The Man Utd match will definitely bring in lots of people from all over Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Now, my fingers and toes are crossed as I'm hoping that I'll be in Kuala Lumpur during that period.



Blogger alien said...

hope the pitch in good condition..

17 January, 2009 20:08  
Blogger acura said...

Agree with alien, the pitch condition in Bukit Jalil is a disgrace. But I can't wait to see them in action. I miss their last tour to Malaysia. Time to save money for the tickets

18 January, 2009 03:56  
Blogger LifeRamblings said...

i'm sure many die-hard supporters will turn up to watch a world class team in action. it's going 2b an exciting match not 2b missed though.

18 January, 2009 13:11  
Blogger Unknown said...

oh no! why MAn U is going to Malaysia! i am not there! lol.

I always miss Man U match with Newcastle. tsk tsk.

18 January, 2009 13:13  
Blogger Ted said...

Hai...when will Liverpool come ar?

19 January, 2009 15:19  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

alien - hopefully good weather as well

acura - can't wait too

life ramblings - yeah, supporters from other clubs will grab the opportunity too

irvine - i'll try to describe the scenario and how the game was played by then hehe

ted - they will get to come provided carlsberg is not mentioned anywhere

20 January, 2009 08:40  
Blogger Keith said...

I wish you good luck. I, too, hopoe you will be in town to enjoy the event.

20 January, 2009 10:58  
Blogger Simon Ho said...

i hope nuffnang will have special tickets for this event man!

23 January, 2009 12:46  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

keith - fingers / toes all crossed haha

simon - there will be tons of submissions

25 January, 2009 01:37  

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