All White McGlinchey to face Man United

Last updated 20:59 20/06/2013
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STEPPING UP: New Zealand's Michael McGlinchey has been selected to face Manchester United in an A-League All-Star game.

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All Whites midfielder Mike McGlinchey is poised to represent New Zealand in the A-League All Stars match against English Premier League champions Manchester United in Sydney next month.

A selection panel of Australian soccer identities, All Stars coach Ange Postecoglou and a public voting process that attracted more than 30,000 responses determined the starting 11 and four substitutes.

Marco Rojas would have joined McGlinchey but the All Whites forward is unavailable due to his transfer from the Melbourne Victory to German club VfB Stuttgart.

Postecoglou may have to make other changes with McGlinchey's former Central Mariners teammate Mathew Ryan also moving offshore to Belgium's FC Brugge.

Defenders Patrick Zwaanswijk (retirement) and Adama Traore (injury rehabilitation) are also unlikely to play United's pre-season game at ANZ Stadium on July 20.

The final squad will be named on July 13.

All Stars (1-4-3-3 formation):

Goalkeeper: Ante Covic (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Defenders: Pedj Bojic (Sydney FC), Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Western Sydney Wanderers), Patrick Zwaanswijk (Central Coast Mariners), Adama Traore (Melbourne Victory)
Midfielders: Thomas Broich (Brisbane Roar), Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory), Michael McGlinchey (Central Coast Mariners)
Strikers: Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory), Alessandro Del Piero (Sydney FC), Marco Rojas (Melbourne Victory)
Substitutes: Mathew Ryan (Central Coast Mariners), Shinji Ono (Western Sydney Wanderers), Youssouf Hersi (Western Sydney Wanderers), Trent Sainsbury (Central Coast Mariners).

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