Manchester United's David Moyes era begins with shock loss to Singha All-Star XI

Moyes played Danny Welbeck as a lone striker in his first line-up, weakened by a number of absences including Robin van Persie and the unsettled Wayne Rooney, who abruptly left the tour with a hamstring injury.

updated: July 13, 2013 22:37 IST
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Bangkok: David Moyes's reign at Manchester United began with an embarrassing upset as the Premier League champions slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Thailand's Singha All-Star XI in Bangkok on Saturday.

The new manager sat grim-faced on the bench as the highly paid visitors, who have been given a hero's welcome in Thailand, failed to recover after falling behind early in the second half.

United were missing Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Nani and captain Nemanja Vidic among others, but they can have few complaints after making a sluggish start and allowing the All-Stars repeated chances.

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