Manchester United rocked by Jakarta bombings (video)

Having arrived in Kuala Lumpar just under 24 hours ago, Manchester United’s Far-East tour has been thrown into doubt after the Indonesian hotel they were due to stay in on Monday was bombed on Friday morning local time.

At least nine people died and dozens are hurt as bombs hit two luxury hotels in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

As a result of the bombing Mnachester United’s match with the Indonesia All-Star side has been cancelled.

Manchester United have since released the following statement: “Following the explosions in Jakarta – one of which was at the hotel the team were due to stay in – and based on advice received, the directors have informed the Indonesian FA that the club cannot fulfil the fixture in Jakarta on the 2009 Asia tour. We are working on a revised itinerary outside Indonesia with the promoters and we will make a further announcement when these decisions have been made. We are deeply disappointed at not being able to visit Indonesia and thank the Indonesian FA and our fans for their support. Our thoughts go to all those affected by the blasts.”

Video footage of Manchester United arriving in Kuala Lumpar can be seen here, and a news report into the Jakarta bombing can be seen here.