Skip to main content

Indonesia looking forward to Man. U test

  • Author:
  • Publish date:

Indonesia may get more than they bargained for when Manchester United comes to town this summer.

The Indonesian national team boss Benny Dollo doesn't see the July clash as much of an exhibition but rather a chance to get some much-needed top class experience when the European champions come to town.

The Premier League outfit are ready to bring a full-strength team to Jakarta.

"The entire first team will be coming to Jakarta in July as it's a first-team tour," club's communications director, Phil Townsend said at a Jakarta press conference recently.

"But we can't reveal the names, as we have to wait until the end of the season."

The match is part of an Asian tour that sees matches in China, South Korea and Malaysia as well as Indonesia.

Scroll to Continue

SI Recommends

United Commercial director Richard Arnold couldn't confirm whether United when United will return to Indonesia.

"Indonesia is a big country with more than 200 million population and 28 million fans," Arnold said.

"With the forthcoming game in Indonesia, the manager and players are very excited to come to Indonesia.

"It's only the first year, and we will stick with the plan at the moment. We'll work on future plans in the coming years."

Former England and Manchester United star Bryan Robson was also in the country and looking forward to the match.

"I saw the Indonesian team in the 2007 Asian Cup, but I haven't seen them a while, as they've never went into the semifinals or final in the tournament," he said.

"But I know Indonesia has talented and skillful players, and Indonesia has great passion for football." --