Ferguson to rotate squad
Manchester United manager sir Alex Ferguson has pledged to give each of his 22-man squad a run-out during their pre-season tour that will see then face one of SA oldest clubs AmaZulu at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday.
A number of fringe players have been included in the party and will be champing at the bit for a chance to represent the first team for the first time.
The manager has already revealed that Robbie Brady will play at left-back and Scott Wootton, Frederic Veseli and Tyler Blackett are options to partner captain Rio Ferdinand at the heart of the defence.
"We'll try and give them all a part of it," Sir Alex told MUTV. "I think that's very important. There's no point coming out on a 12-hour trip to South Africa and then over to China and back without them getting experience by playing in these games.
"I think, with Rio, we have young Scott Wootton with us and he can play centre-back. Frederic Veseli, the Swiss boy, can as well and Tyler, for instance, so it's not so bad.
"They're young and it's not a problem. That experience is vital to them to give some opportunities to see what their temperament is like. That's important too.
"With Robbie [playing at left-back], it's an interesting experiment. He's got a good attitude, is strong and had a good season with Hull. It's a worth a try but I'm not saying it's going to be the answer to that position, but it's definitely worth a try."
Meanwhile, SuperSport has secured the Sub-Saharan broadcast rights, excluding South Africa, for tonight’s match in Durban between Manchester United and AmaZulu and Saturday’s match featuring United against Ajax in Cape Town.
SuperSport 3 will broadcast tonight’s match from 8pm. DStv viewers in South Africa can watch the match on channel 131.