Date: 18th July 2012 at 11:30pm
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got their pre season off to a flyer with a win over AmaZulu in South Africa.

’s 1st half goal was enough to hand United victory, despite both sides having chances to ensure a higher scoreline.

United fielded an experimental side with starts for , Freddie Veseli, and the extremely impressive Jesse Lingard. Further fresh faces were introduced in the second half when , , Davide Petrucci and all took to the field.

There was also time for a brief debut from Shinji Kagawa as he was introduced to the game in the 89th minute, but he will hope for a more influential role in coming games.

United took the lead on the 20th minute as Macheda latched onto a raking pass from , and his shot passed through the keeper’s legs on the way into the net. Berbatov showed he still has plenty to offer, a wonderfully struck and saved volley would have made highlight reels for years, even if not at with a virtuoso performance despite the unheralded opposition.

was impressive when called into action making a number of important stops but ultimately it was United that had the best of the game and were rightful winners.

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