Manchester United legend Gary Neville has paid tribute to the club's Chinese fans.
He wrote for manutd.com: "The dedication involved in following United from abroad is massive. Theyâ€™re up all hours of the night watching every Premier League game. The commitment is incredible and a lot of them feel a strong connection with the club. Theyâ€™re obsessed with football and Manchester United and itâ€™s fantastic to see.
"Wednesday's game in China will pit Unitedâ€™s defence against two old foes: Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka. They now play for Shanghai Shenhua and I think everybody's looking forward to this test. To be honest, though, most games on pre-season are a test anyway, whether itâ€™s because of the weather conditions youâ€™re playing in or simply because, for the other team, the game is like a cup final.
"When you add in top-class players like Drogba and Anelka things could get really interesting. Theyâ€™re brilliant players and theyâ€™ll want to make a big impact on the game and help their team to victory. Thereâ€™s no question itâ€™s going to be tough in Shanghai and United wonâ€™t take anything for granted."