United had been invited to play in Kuala Lumpur on July 27 by the Malaysian government as part of the country´s 50th anniversary celebrations.
But confirmation of their visit drew an instant attack from the Asian Football Confederation, who felt United´s presence would overshadow the Asia Cup, for which Malaysia are one of four co-hosts.
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