14 Jul 2013

Man U. loses to Thailand XI

9:30 am on 14 July 2013

David Moyes' reign at Manchester United began with an embarrassing upset as his highly paid footballers slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Thailand's All-Star XI in Bangkok.

The new manager sat grim-faced on the bench as the feted visitors failed to recover after falling behind early in the second half.

The Premier League champions cannot even say the goal was against the run of play after scorer Teeratep Winothai had had two of the best chances of the game up to that point.

The result, albeit in a meaningless friendly and with a youthful team, will not ease the task of Moyes as he seeks to follow Alex Ferguson's 27-year, 38-trophy stint at the world's most famous club.

Manchester United is on a world tour playing friendly matches against all star sides and will play an A League selection later in July.

Moyes says if he was going to lose any games he's happy to lose these ones.