Manchester United is heading towards Japan as part of their 2013 Asian tour. The next stop is Japan where they will face the Yokohama F. Marinos in their hometown.

The Yokohama F. Marinos are part of the J League in Japan and are sponsored by Nissan. The team was founded in Yokohama as Nissan Motors FC and eventually rose in the J League ranks.

The team is the recipient of the JSL and Emperor’s Cup. Nissan Motors FC eventually merged with the Yokohama Flugels to form the present team.

It was in seventh place in the J League according to its official webpage. According to Goal, The Japanese team has two wins, two draws, and one loss within this summer. It

According to ESPN, Manchester United was in first place in the 2012/13 Premier League season with 89 points. The breakdown was 25 wins, five losses, five draws, 86 goals for, and 43 goals against with a goal differential of 43.

Manchester United boasts the presence of Robin Van Persie, Shinji Kagawa, and Javier Hernandez in its rosters. It is expected that Van Persie will be the predominating force in this match.

The Red Devils Manchester United has two wins, one draw, and two losses within this summer as reported in Goal. Goal predicted an easy win for the English team which in my opinion is based on familiarity with Manchester United.

No team should be underestimated in any match regardless of it being a friendly or a regular match. Spain and Italy learned their lesson the hard way when they faced Haiti.

The same applied when the US Soccer team faced Cuba during the CONCACAF Gold Cup. This match is expected to be full of surprises with Yokohama scoring equalizers and taking the match towards extra time.

The score is expected to be

Yokohama F. Marinos 2-3 Manchester United on the basis of penalties.

 

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