Date:18th July 2012 at 6:19pm
Written by:

Manchester United kick off their preseason tonight with the first of two games in South Africa.

Our first game in South Africa since 2008, United face AmaZulu in what will be a highly charged match given that it is taking place on Mandela day, a holiday to mark the birth of the great Nelson Mandela.

Sir Alex confirmed in yesterday’s presser that there would be a place for youth in his teams this summer, and he has kept true to his word with reserves Robbie Brady, Fred Veseli, Scott Wootton and Jesse Lingard all starting.

New boys Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell are both on the bench along with Davide Petrucci and Tyler Blackett and new #7 Antonio Valencia.

Starting XI: Lindegaard, Brady, Ferdinand, Veseli, Wootton, Carrick, Lingard, Scholes, Macheda, Hernandez, Berbatov

Subs: Johnstone, Vermijl, Blackett, Petrucci, Tunnicliffe, Powell, Valencia, Anderson, Kagawa, Bebe