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Friendly: Manchester Utd humbled by Japan's Yokohama Marinos

July 24, 2013 08:22 IST

David Moyes suffered his second loss in three games as manager after Manchester United stumbled to a 3-2 defeat against Yokohama Marinos on Tuesday.

Robin van Persie of Manchester United and (R) Masakazu Tashiro of Yokohama F.Marinos in action during the pre-season freindly match between Yokohama F.Marinos and Manchester United at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan on TuesdayThe English Champions fell behind in the very first minute but recovered to lead 2-1 heading into the second half, thanks to Jesse Lindgard's strike and a Yokohama own goal.

But they eventually fell back and lost  3-2 after a stunning comeback from the Marinos.

Moyes, facing the stiff challenge of following Alex Ferguson's 27-year, trophy-laden reign, now leads his team west for a game against Japan's Cerezo Osaka on Friday.

Photograph: Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

Source: ANI