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Fergie pays MLS its due

2010-07-27 21:48

Houston - Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to give Major League Soccer its due.

The Red Devils wrap up their American tour at Reliant Stadium on Wednesday against a collection of All-Stars from the MLS, a league that Ferguson said has made dramatic strides and gained worldwide respect in recent years.

Manchester United beat Philadelphia 1-0 last week, then lost to Kansas City 2-1 on Sunday in its first preseason tour in the United States since 2004.

Manchester United is playing without World Cup participants Wayne Rooney, Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic. The Red Devils are using the tour to warm up for their Premier League schedule, which begins August 16.

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