Hundreds mob Manchester United as Asian tours start

England striker Wayne Rooney, at the centre of intense speculation about his future after he asked for a transfer, walked with his head down and did not talk to media as he arrived with his team-mates.

updated: July 11, 2013 16:46 IST
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Bangkok: Hundreds of cheering fans gave Manchester United a stirring welcome Thursday as the English champions jetted into Thailand at the start of a flurry of Asian tours by top European clubs.

Spectators were out in force as the superstar squad, wearing suits with trainers, arrived by chartered jet at Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport, where new manager David Moyes performed a traditional Thai greeting.

The players then boarded a huge bus emblazoned with the words "United in Thailand" and drove to their five-star downtown hotel, where they were welcomed by more fans holding banners and scarves.

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