Man Utd’s links with Group H at the 2022 World Cup


ANY OTHER LINKS?

There are. United have never played in Ghana or faced a Ghanaian side but our players have matched up against the country down the years at World Cups, while at the club. Nemanja Vidic’s Serbia were edged out by a late Asamoah Gyan penalty in both sides’ opening game of the 2010 tournament, before Nani played 90 minutes in a 2-1 group-stage win over the African nation four years later, a game in which Ronaldo got the winner.

As a club, we have met numerous times with Portuguese counterparts down the years, most commonly their trio of footballing giants: Benfica, Porto and Sporting. Benfica were, of course, our opponents at Wembley when we triumphed in the 1968 European Cup final.

South Korea has been a pre-season destination for us in the past, with our last visit to the nation coming back in 2009. Former Reds midfielder Kleberson joined United just over a year after winning the 2002 World Cup with Brazil, hosted in South Korea and Japan, during which, the Selecao played all three of their group-stage games in the nation.

Over recent years, as well as having four our own, we’ve faced several Uruguayans in the Premier League, including the likes of Luis Suarez, Gus Poyet and Lucas Torreira. 



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