Prince of Wales Trust
Benefit v Fluminense 6th August 1986


United had planned a pre-season fixture against the top Brazilian side Flamengo at Old Trafford at the start of the 1986/87 season. Billed as the The International Challenge, gate receipts were donated to the Prince of Wales Trust.

However the game was thrown into doubt when the Brazilian FA insisted that Flamengo had to fulfill a League commitment, and were unable to travel.

United hurriedly arranged for the Brazilian champions, Fluminense, as replacements and the fixture attracted a crowd of 32,275.

The game finished goal less with Chris Turner making several good saves, especially in the second half, and the United forwards missing a succession of chances.

With a trophy at stake the game was decided by a penalty shoot-out, the first seen at Old Trafford.

Chris Turner saved two of the spot kicks as United ran out 4-3 winners.

Peter Barnes, Colin Gibson, Gordon Strachan and Paul McGrath scored for United. The only player not to score, Jon Sivebaek, saw his shot turned round the post by Victor, the Fluminense 'keeper.

United wore their home kit from the previous season, with black shorts, in this game.