Manchester United jetted off to Bangkok on Friday for the first part of the club’s pre-season tour.

Erik ten Hag’s first match in charge of the Red Devils will see him face Liverpool in Thailand on Tuesday.

Following the clash against Jurgen Klopp’s side, the Reds will then head for Australia where we will pit our wits against Melbourne Victory, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa.

United’s penultimate pre-season game comes in Olso, Norway, against Atletico Madrid before facing fellow La Liga side Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford the following day.

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United were last in Thailand in 2013 when David Moyes had took over from his legendary compatriot Sir Alex Ferguson.

The former Everton manager lost his first game in charge of the Reds as Singha All Stars beat the twenty-time league champions 1-0 in Bangkok.

With United set to return to Asia, United in Focus takes a look back at the Manchester United XI that last played in Thailand.

Manchester United XI that last played in Thailand

Ben Amos made seven first team appearances for Manchester United, one of which came in the Premier League.

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After several loan spells, the stopper moved to Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer in 2015. After spending two seasons with Charlton Athletic, the 32-year-old moved to Wigan Athletic last summer and was ever present in the Latics’ promotion to the Championship as League One winners.

Fabio da Silva has spent the last four seasons with Ligue 1 side Nantes after spells at Middlesbrough and Cardiff City, having been signed for the Bluebirds by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Unlike his twin brother Rafael, Fabio struggled to establish himself as a regular at Old Trafford, but he did start the 2011 Champions League final defeat to Barcelona at Wembley.

After an underwhelming season under David Moyes, like Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand also left United on a free transfer after not being offered a new deal and joined Queens Park Rangers.

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Ferdinand, who won six Premier League titles, three League Cups, a Club World Championship and the Champions League under Sir Alex, scored United’s last goal at Old Trafford under the Scotsman.

Unfortunately for Jonny Evans, he came through the academy system at United when Vidic and Ferdinand were arguably the most formidable centre-back partnership across Europe.

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The Northern Irishman made 197 appearances for the Reds, but with Vidic and Ferdinand no longer at the club, Evans was surprisingly sold to West Bromwich Albion by Louis van Gaal.

The 34-year-old, who won the 2021 FA Cup with Leicester, will hoping to have an injury free 2022-23 campaign with the Foxes.

One of the surprising signings under Sir Alex was one-time Netherlands international Alexander Buttner.

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Buttner only spent one season under Fergie after arriving from Eredivisie side Vitesse, but he scored two goals from five appearances during United’s last title triumph, including a strike in the 5-5 draw at West Brom which was Sir Alex’s last game in charge of the Reds.

The 33-year-old has recently joined De Graafschap from RKC Waalwijk where he was playing alongside fellow former Red Joel Pereira.

Michael Carrick, who is looking forward to the Ten Hag era, called time on his playing career in 2018 after 12 years at the Theatre of Dreams, following his arrival from Tottenham.

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The classy midfielder was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s assistant and maintained the same position when Solskjaer was appointed.

Following the Norwegian’s sacking in November, Carrick undertook a three-game caretaker spell before interim boss Ralf Rangnick took the reins.

Following the German’s arrival, Carrick walked away from his coaching position despite Rangnick wanting him to stay.

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Partnering Carrick in midfield in Bangkok back in July 2013 was Tom Cleverley and Anderson.

Cleverley has spent the last five years with Watford but has been relegated to the Championship on two occasions during his time with the Hornets.

The England international started the 2011-12 season in impressive fashion before his season was hampered with injuries.

Cleverley made 79 appearances for the Reds but only made one appearance under Van Gaal.

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Anderson, a former Golden Boy winner, joined United from Porto in the same window that Nani, Owen Hargreaves and Carlos Tevez also arrived at Old Trafford.

Often trusted by Sir Alex in the big games, the former Brazil international, who struggled to maintain his fitness failed to make more than 18 Premier League appearances in a campaign beyond his first season in England (24).

The nine-time Brazil international, who scored a penalty in the 2008 Champions League final shootout, retired at the age of 31 following spells with Internacional and Turkish outfit Adana Demirspor.

Adnan Januzaj and Ryan Giggs played on the flanks in Moyes’ first game in charge.

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Three months after starting in Bangkok, the Belgian wonderkid burst onto the scene by scoring a brace against Sunderland to clinch a 2-1 win for the Reds.

Despite being tipped for stardom, the winger struggled to fulfil his burgeoning potential and after an underwhelming loan spell with Borussia Dortmund which was cut short, Januzaj never made a competitive appearance under Jose Mourinho.

The 27-year-old is currently a free agent following his release from Real Sociedad where he has spent the last five years.

Giggs, who is United’s record appearance maker (963), finished the 2013-14 campaign in temporary charge of Manchester United following the sacking of David Moyes.

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The 13-time Premier League winner was then appointed as Van Gaal’s assistant manager.

Danny Welbeck spearhead the forward line for United in Bangkok. After scoring 10 goals in 33 games under Moyes, Welbeck made just three appearances under Van Gaal before signing for Arsenal.

After enduring a difficult season with Watford, Welbeck has thrived at Brighton & Hove Albion under Graham Potter.

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