Manchester United gave a debut to a potential star of the future on the night it may have had one last glimpse of a recent great. Ryan Giggs played possibly his last game at Old Trafford, entering in the 70th minute of Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Hull.
James Wilson, an 18-year-old forward, scored twice in his Manchester United senior team debut. Robin van Persie had the final goal, off an assist from Giggs, the 40-year midfielder who made his debut in 1991 was appointed interim manager on April 22 after David Moyes was fired.
Giggs has not decided whether to play next season, when current Netherlands national team coach Louis van Gaal may take over as United’s manager. Giggs gave debuts to Wilson and 20-year-old forward Tom Lawrence, started 19-year-old Adnan Januzaj on a wing and began with a back four that included youngsters Alex Buttner, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling. (AP)
Pohang takes upper hand
The Pohang Steelers took the upper hand in an all-Korean duel in Asia’s top club football competition this week.
Pohang, the reigning K League Classic champs, defeated its domestic rival Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 2-1 in the first leg of the round of 16 in AFC Champions League competition on Tuesday. The match took place at Jeonbuk’s home Jeonju World Cup Stadium. Pohang, currently ranked No. 1 in the Korean league, will be chasing its fourth AFC title after rallying from a 1-0 deficit in the second half. (Yonhap)