Football: Manchester United scrape a 2-2 draw at Kagawa's former club Cerezo Osaka

A stoppage time goal from Wilfried Zaha (above) saved Manchester United from the brink of a humiliating third defeat in their pre-season Asian tour on Friday, drawing 2-2 with Cerezo Osaka at Shinji Kagawa's former J-League home. -- PHOTO: AFP
A stoppage time goal from Wilfried Zaha (above) saved Manchester United from the brink of a humiliating third defeat in their pre-season Asian tour on Friday, drawing 2-2 with Cerezo Osaka at Shinji Kagawa's former J-League home. -- PHOTO: AFP

OSAKA (AFP) - A stoppage time goal from Wilfried Zaha saved Manchester United from the brink of a humiliating third defeat in their pre-season Asian tour Friday, drawing 2-2 with Cerezo Osaka at Shinji Kagawa's former J-League home.

Kagawa, who moved to Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund a year ago, also delighted a sell-out crowd of 44,856 at the Nagai Stadium by scoring United's first goal minutes after fluffing a penalty by kicking straight into the hands of Osaka custodian Kim Jin Hyeon.

The Red Devils now have two wins and two defeats in Asia after losing to the Thai league all stars 1-0 two weeks ago in Bangkok, overwhelming the A-League All Stars in Sydney and again bowing to the J-League's Yokohama Marinos last Tuesday.

For the last match of their Asian tour the English champions will play Kitchee FC in Hong Kong on Monday and wind up their entire pre-season campaign with a friendly against Swedish outfit AIK Fotboll in Stockholm on August 6.

United under David Moyers - who was appointed as long-reigning Alex Ferguson's successor at the end of last season - will open their title defence against Swansea City away on August 17.