Monday, 15th December 2008
United fly into Japan for Club World Cup
Premier League club Manchester United have received a rapturous reception after touching down in Japan to take part in the Club World Cup.
Japanese fans turned up at Narita Airport to take photos of footballing stars including Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.
United's trip comes during a busy period for the club, which remains six points being league-leaders Liverpool.
Yesterday (December 14th), Gamba Osaka claimed a 1-0 victory against Adelaide United and will go through to face United in the semi-finals.
Adelaide, meanwhile, will play against African champions Al Ahy this week in the play-offs for fifth and sixth spots.
NDTV.com reports that United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is desperate to win the Club World Cup, which is one of the few pieces of silverware he has yet to get his hands on.
Over the weekend, United only managed a 0-0 draw with Tottenham.
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