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  1. Chinese star set to play for United

    Posted May 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Manchester United announced that young Chinese talent, Dong Fangzhuo, will be included on their tour of Asia in July. This means the 20-year-old could make his debut ... would become the first Asian player ever to wear a Red Devils shirt. 'It will be a proud moment to play in China as a Manchester United player,' said the striker, who was signed last ...

  2. United ready for 'heck of a game' against Celtic

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... MANCHESTER UNITED open their 2003-04 pre-season tour of the United States when they clash with Glasgow Celtic at Seahawks Stadium in Seattle today (10.45am, Hong Kong time). The tour ... aside from the trip to Seattle. In addition to Celtic, Manchester United will face Club America, Juventus and FC Barcelona. 'I think it will be a heck of a game [against Celtic], ...

  3. Talented Takuya, 9, wins trip to England

    Posted Mar 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Takuya Yamane is the second Hong Kong schoolboy from the local Manchester United Soccer School to win a free trip to England and a place in the English Premiership ... on the journey which will test their skills against top young players from other Manchester United Soccer Schools around the world. Both will be accompanied by a parent and will have the chance to attend ...

  4. Soccer players win sponsorship

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... JONATHAN POWELL Another 60 Hong Kong students have won a free place on the Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS) programme. The SmarTone-Vodafone Youth Development Programme ... by ex-Manchester United and England star Mike Duxbury, and ex-United coach Mike Wild. The tests involved three areas- short passing, shooting and dribbling. The judges comprised Chan Tam-sun, a former ...

  5. Mattos shoots Brazil to title

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Brazilian soccer proved to be the best in the world once again when club side Fluminense won the Manchester United Nike Premier Cup World Finals in Hong Kong last week. ... to win just one of their four group matches, 1-0 against Liaoning of China. They faced Manchester United in a playoff for 17th place, losing 2-0. Fluminense beat France's Paris St Germain ...

  6. Tai Po v the world

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell The Tai Po district under-15 football team is hoping to be placed in the same group as one of the glamour sides when the draw for the Manchester United Nike Premier Cup ... under-15 teams worldwide have been fighting for the 20 places in the showpiece competition. Manchester United Football Club and the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) will jointly host ...

  7. Dong may get to play during United's visit

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Manchester United's Chinese striker Dong Fangzhuo hopes to inspire other young Asian players to play professional football and aim for the top. Dong will join ... team like Manchester United. You must be fit when the time arrives.' Dong was a #500,000 ($6.8 million) purchase in January 2004 from Dalian Shide and has been plying his trade on loan ...

  8. HK to host top under-15 football finals

    Posted Jan 19th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hong Kong will host the grand finals of the Nike Youth Football League/Manchester United Premier Cup to coincide with the visit of the world's most famous club ... such as Barcelona, Inter Milan, Corinthians (Brazil), Paris Saint Germain, and Estudiantes (Argentina). Manchester City beat their cross-town rivals United in the title-decider. The good news for the Hong ...

  9. ManU course spot-on as new season begins

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... JONATHAN POWELL Around 40 boys got a free taste of the training offered by Hong Kong Manchester United Soccer School, which kicks off its second season next month. The school, which runs ... sessions. They will learn the skills taught at the Manchester United Youth Academy in Britain. There will be special coaching equipment to help young players improve the skills they pick up during ...

  10. Highbury test for high-flying Chelsea

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... a turbulent period recently. They've had many disciplinary problems including the ugly scenes at the end of their match with Manchester United at Old Trafford last month. They struggled ... in a 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield. In other Premier League matches tomorrow, Leeds play Manchester United (7pm, ESPN), and Portsmouth take on Liverpool (10pm, STAR). On Sunday, a feisty ...




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