Beauchamp says he will treat Saturday’s clash with Manchester United like any other game.
A-League All-Stars defender Michael Beauchamp says he isn’t phased by the challenge of shutting down Robin Van Persie on Saturday.
Manchester United striker Van Persie will come face-to-face with Beauchamp at the sold-out ANZ Stadium in the inaugural All-Star match as David Moyes’ men embark on the second leg of their summer tour around Asia.
But the Western Sydney Wanderers skipper insists he won’t be offering the Red Devils or their star hitman any special treatment and is looking forward to testing himself against world class opposition.
“I’m not going to go about business any different than if I was playing a 16-year-old,” Beauchamp said.
“I’ve still got to defend the same way and go about the positioning (the same way).
“Obviously he is a quality striker and played at the highest level for a long time now, but these are the challenges that you want to go up against week-in, week-out.
“I’m looking forward to it.”
The All-Stars have spent five days training under the guidance Ange Postecoglou with Beauchamp praising the Melbourne Victory coach and his playing philosophy.
“We’ve worked a lot on keeping the ball moving and possession working out from the back,” he said.
“It’s been a great experience (getting) another coach’s perspective.”