Manchester United pre-season schedule and squad updates


Manchester United have settled into their pre-season schedule in the United States, having already played, and won, two friendlies against LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake ahead of a further three fixtures in the country.

Those next three games will come against much more formidable opponents in the International Champions Cup, pitting them against heated rivals Manchester City and both Real Madrid and Barcelona.

manchester unitedManchester United fans got the chance to see key signings Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof pull on the famous red shirt, with the former managing to net his first goal for the club in a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake.

The Red Devils wrap up their US tour on July 26 against Barcelona before heading to Norway to play Tippeligaen outfit Valerenga on July 30.

Jose Mourinho’s final chance to see his troops in action before the season proper takes place in Dublin for a meeting with Sampdoria at Aviva Stadium.

Manchester United’s US tour squad:

Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Joel Pereira

Defenders: Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Eric Bailly, Daley Blind, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof, Axel Tuanzebe, Marcos Rojo*, Luke Shaw*, Demetri Mitchell, Ashely Young*

Midfielders: Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata, Andreas Pereira

Forwards: Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford

*All carrying long-term injuries

Jose Mourinho provided a transfer update from a press conference in Houston, Texas, where he claimed that he is not yet satisfied with the club’s movement in the market.

“Our squad is not so big. Everybody knows, because I told the objective, I would like four players and I have asked for four players, and I am ready to go from four to three because the market is difficult,” said Mourinho.

manchester unitedInter Milan winger Ivan Perisic appeared to be signing number three for Manchester United this window, but a recent report from Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the pursuit of the Croatian international is over. United offered €45 million (£40 million) plus add-ons, which was turned down by the Italians, who are believed to be willing to negotiate if Anthony Martial is included in the deal.


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