Malaysia PM insists Man Utd fixture will go ahead

May 11, 2007
KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 (Reuters) - Malaysia will defy the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and host Manchester United in July, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi insisted on Friday.

The AFC had angered Malaysians earlier this week by ruling out a United friendly tour match in Malaysia because it would clash with its flagship tournament, the July 7-29 Asian Cup.

Banking on their huge fan base in Asia, United had been due to play in Kuala Lumpur against a Malaysian select ...

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