Man United to compete head-on with Asian Cup

The 2007 Asian commercial tour of English Premier League club Manchester United will reportedly commence in Japan against the Urawa Red Diamonds on 17 July, followed by FC Seoul in South Korea on 20 July and a game in China before concluding with a match against a Malaysian select in Kuala Lumpur on 27 July. The tour will compete for attention with the group stage and quarter and semi-final rounds of the Asian Football Confederations' prestigious Asian Cup in which the national teams of Japan, South Korea, China and Malaysia are participating.