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ICC: Manchester United Team Preview

By on July 23, 2014 at 1:49 pm

united_facebookThe International Champions Cup officially kicksoff tomorrow! For our last team preview we will highlight historic club, Manchester United F.C.

This English football club has won the most League titles of any other English club in history. The club has secured 11 FA Cups, four League Cups, a record twenty FA Community Shields, three European Cups, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup,  and one FIFA Club World Cup.

A number of the “Red Stars” showed face in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The club sent 16 players to the tournament with their respective teams.

Among many of their star players Dutch footballer Van Persie is recognized as one of the best strikers in the world. He is compared to Dutch legend Marco van Basten in regards to  playing style. Among many of Perie’s accomplishments he secured the 2002 UEFA Cup, became the Dutch Football Talent of the Year in 2002, won the FA Community Shield and the FA Cup during his first season with London, and was ranked 11th in The Guardian in the top 100 best players in the world. He represented the Dutch is the 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. As Captain of the Dutch in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Persie was named man of the match by FIFA.

English forward Wayne Rooney is the club’s third-highest  goal scorer of all-time. He has won the Premier League five times, the UEFA Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup and the League Cup twice. In 2013, Rooney scored his 200th goal for the club. Rooney has played in 3 FIFA World Cups and is regarded as the nation’s best player. Alongside David Beckham, Rooney is the most red carded player for United.

United will begin the International Champions cup in a match again AS Roma. The match is set for July 25 in Denver, CO at Sports Authority Field. Kickoff is set for 2:10 p.m.

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