Lucas Biglia and Nicolas Pareja won't play in the friendly game with Standard against the Red Devils. Anderlecht doesn't want its players in a Standard shirt. Manager Van Holsbeeck explains:
"I want to help out out the national coach (Rene Vandereycken), but I want neutral shirts for our players. Standard manager Pierre François refused. That way, I'm following the will of our fans: Pareja and Biglia won't play in a Standard shirt!"
It is not only Anderlecht who refuse to allow their players to don the red jersey. Bruges' Ivan Leko has also been pulled back due to similar sponsorship concerns.