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I don't want Perth Glory to admire Manchester United - Popovic

Perth Glory coach Tony Popovic has called on his players to avoid being captivated by Manchester United's many stars ahead of Saturday's night exhibition match.

Many of the A-League premiers' squad are Red Devils fans, including one of Popovic's two sons, and will be competing against their heroes they support as fans for the first time.

Popovic is keen for Glory to make the most of their opportunity to take on one of the world's premier teams and said there was plenty of time for reflection once the contest was over.

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"I'm sure that there is time to admire them and consider who you played against after the game," Popovic said.