English Premiership

Fortune back in Man Utd shirt

2012-08-15 16:31
Quinton Fortune (File)
Johannesburg - Former Bafana Bafana midfielder Quinton Fortune made a surprise appearance for Manchester United in their pre-season friendly against Scottish side Aberdeen on Tuesday night.

Fortune left the Red Devils in 2006, but has remained close to the team in an ambassadorial role.

According to the supersport.com website, he was given a run in the match alongside the likes of David de Gea, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes, Anderson, Bebe, Ryan Giggs and the returning Darren Fletcher.

The game was a benefit match for Aberdeen stalwart Neil Simpson, but with the new English Premiership season just a few days away, was also an important run for some of the United players.

Aberdeen won 2-1, Fortune missing an opportunity to equalise in the dying minutes having come off the bench in the 68th minute.

Fortune made 76 appearances for United in seven seasons with the club, floating between midfield and left-back, and as recently as last season said he was still interested in prolonging his professional career.

Read more on:    soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
30 October 2016
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 15:30
Southampton v Chelsea, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
31 October 2016
Stoke City v Swansea City, Britannia Stadium 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Will Jose Mourinho lead Manchester United to the English Premiership title in 2016/17?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.