Thousands of tickets for the July 23 match between Manchester United and Hong Kong were snapped up over the weekend, with fans excited by the prospect of seeing their favourite stars playing at Hong Kong Stadium. Fans braved thunderstorms to line up four days before the tickets went on sale. One 'camper' was thrilled that she would see former England midfielder Paul Scholes in Hong Kong. 'I'm very happy that they are coming to Hong Kong, especially Scholes,' said 17-year-old Joey Hui Sze-ching, a Form Five student. Ticket prices range from $380 to $1,200. A limited number being offered to students for $180 were expected to be sold quickly. Match organisers had announced that more than half the tickets for the game against Hong Kong would go directly to the public. In the past, sponsors, guests and members of clubs affiliated to the Hong Kong Football Association took up more than 50 per cent of the tickets. Last week Manchester United announced that they had signed South Korean midfielder Park Ji-sung from Dutch side, PSV Eindhoven, in a #4 million ($56.6 million) deal. Park will likely become the second Asian player to take part in the club's Asia Tour this summer, along with mainland striker, Dong Fang Zhuo. The duo could get a chance to shine as part of a star-studded line-up that includes some of the brightest stars in British football. Park, 24, was a key member of Eindhoven's championship-winning side and was a major influence in their run to the Champions League semi-finals where they went out to AC Milan. He also scored when South Korea beat Kuwait 4-0 this month to qualify for the World Cup finals for the sixth consecutive time. 'I am confident I can prove myself at one of the world's top clubs. I want to show my value to United in terms of my ability, not for some marketing strategy for Asia. I am not going to England for business,' said Park. Meanwhile, United's English Premier League rivals Liverpool announced it will launch an official Chinese website in August. The website, hosted by China.com, will provide millions of soccer fans across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau with the latest team news, match scores, statistics and player profiles, as well as exclusive interviews and photo galleries.