United arriving Thursday

English Premier League champions Manchester United will touch down in Bangkok Thursday before their pre-season friendly against Thailand's Singha All-Star team on Saturday.

The match at Rajamangala National Stadium will be a part of the 80th anniversary celebration of Singha Corporation, the club's global partner.

United will arrive in Bangkok with their new manager, David Moyes, who replaced Sir Alex Ferguson at the end of last season.

The team will arrive at Don Mueang airport at 8:30am with star players like Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Nemanya Vidic and Ryan Giggs, who joined the club's coaching staff at the weekend.

Upon their arrival, the team will go to Siriraj hospital to sign the get-well book for Their Majesties the King and the Queen.

In the afternoon, United players will conduct a football clinic _ the 'Manchester United Soccer School' _ at Singha Football Park ground at Muang Thong Thani. Moyes will then lead the players out for a training session at 4pm.

On Friday, the players will begin training at 9:30am and some of them will conduct another football clinic at Singha Football Park. The team will train at the Rajamangala National Stadium in the evening. The session will be open for fans to attend.

On match day, there will be activities arranged by Singha Corporation, starting at 3pm. The gate will open at 5pm and the match will kick off at 8pm with a live telecast on Channel 9.

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