Ryan Giggs is praising Manchester United’s Chinese fan base ahead of the club’s summer visit.
The Old Trafford hero will join teammates in the Reds’ return to Shanghai on July 25 days after touring South Africa.
United will face Shanghai Shenhua – the team of former Chelsea stars Nicolas Anelkla and Didier Drogba – and the winner will clinch the Chevrolet China Cup.
Giggs said: "The players love coming to China because we know the fan base we have in the country. The fans are fanatical and it's a great chance to see them first hand.
"They support us throughout the year and to see them at the games and at training as well will be great.
"Hopefully the Chevrolet China Cup will be a good match and the fans will come and support us and enjoy themselves."
Giggs scored his only career hat-trick on his last visit to China in 2009 and is still in the contention to play for Team GB in the London 2012 Olympics.