From damp at the Nou Camp to jet-lagged in Japan

ItâÂÂs 5am in Yokohama. I arrived in JapanâÂÂs second biggest city of four million yesterday morning and now IâÂÂm up early, jet-lagged and unable to sleep.

The view from my waterfront hotel room over JapanâÂÂs biggest port is superb. The Manchester United players arrived yesterday and are staying next door. ItâÂÂs no youth hostel. If I was paparazzi IâÂÂd train a long lens on one of the players relaxing on their rooms about 100 metres away.

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Andy Mitten
Editor at Large

Andy Mitten is Editor at Large of FourFourTwo, interviewing the likes of Lionel Messi, Eric Cantona, Sir Alex Ferguson and Diego Maradona for the magazine. He also founded and is editor of United We Stand, the Manchester United fanzine, and contributes to a number of publications, including GQ, the BBC and The Athletic.