Rodrigo and Cathcart start in Pretoria
Posted by nickogs20 on July 26, 2008
They only arrived in South Africa 48 hours ago but Rodrigo Possebon and Craig Cathcart will start for the first-team in ten minutes time as United take on Kaizer Chiefs in Pretoria, wearing numbers 34 and 35 respectively. Ulsterman Cathcart partners Nemanja Vidic at the heart of the defence, while Rodrigo lines up alongside Michael Carrick in the centre of midfield – a player he has been compared to by some. The third late call-up, Tom Cleverley, is on the bench and will likely see some time on the pitch as Sir Alex looks to shuffle his deck with tomorrow’s game in Nigeria also in mind.
News on how the young lads get on in South Africa after the game, and we’ll hopefully have team news from the reserves’ clash with Oxford United up in the next 45 minutes.