When the Union face Manchester United at Lincoln Financial Field tomorrow, the final score isn’t what matters most to either club.
Sir Alex Ferguson, widely-respected manager of Man U since 1986, considers the current American tour a means to get his troops in shape for the 2010-11 season. His Union counterpart, Peter Nowak, sees it as much more.
“It’s a great experience to face such a prestigious team, but it’s more about what’s behind the game itself, that we continue to grow as a team, to learn what work still needs to be done,” Nowak said yesterday at the NovaCare Complex, where ManU is holding two-a-day workouts.
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After sharing the stage with ManU players Nani and Wes Brown — who, along with Ferguson, were given DeSean Jackson jerseys and Union scarves — Union captain Danny Califf didn’t promise a Miracle on Grass.
“We don’t get many chances to play a team that plays this kind of style. We have a chance to show people who don’t really get to watch the Union that we put out a good product, and that we work really hard,” Califf said. “I don’t think they’ll walk all over us.”