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09 July 2017

Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United jet off on US tour with Victor Lindelof amongst the squad

MANCHESTER UNITED’S star-studded squad jetted out for their tour of the US on Sunday.

The Red Devils assembled at Manchester Airport to catch their flight stateside.

Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United squad departed on their US tour on Sunday
Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United squad departed on their US tour on Sunday
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New signing Victor Linelof was among the 27-man squad that flew out from Manchester Airport
New signing Victor Linelof was among the 27-man squad that flew out from Manchester Airport
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Wayne Rooney was an obvious omission after he completed his return to Everton this weekend.

But new United signing Victor Lindelof was among the 27 men Jose Mourinho picked to jet over the Atlantic Ocean.

Despite giving the thumbs up, Mourinho did not look too overly excited as he checked in.

But there were smiles all-around birthday boy Ashley Young as he posed with several teammates.

The former England winger turned 32 today, and he looked to be enjoying himself as they prepared to set off to California.

Goalkeeper Joel Pereira, who signed a new contract with the Premier League giants yesterday, was also part of the squad.

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Birthday boy Ashley Young was all smiles as he sat next to Ander Herrera on the plane
Birthday boy Ashley Young was all smiles as he sat next to Ander Herrera on the plane
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Goalkeeper David de Gea was on board along with Juan Mata (right)
Goalkeeper David de Gea was on board along with Juan Mata (right)
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United will spend just under three weeks in the States and play five matches.

They will kick it off by taking on LA Galaxy in Los Angeles next Saturday before flying to Salt Lake City in Utah to face Real Salt Lake 48 hours later.

After those two warm-up matches United then face neighbours Manchester City in the opening game of the International Champions Cup in Houston, Texas.

Ashley Young, who turns 32 today, was happy to pose with fans as they checked-in for their flight
Ashley Young, who turns 32 today, was happy to pose with fans as they checked-in for their flight
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New United skipper Michael Carrick appeared to be looking forward to heading to LA
New United skipper Michael Carrick appeared to be looking forward to heading to LA
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Youngsters Scott McTominay and Demitri Mitchell are included in the 27-man squad
Youngsters Scott McTominay and Demitri Mitchell are included in the 27-man squad
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Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were both busy on their phones as they waited for take off
Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were both busy on their phones as they waited for take off
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Eric Bailly and Marouane Fellaini both looked excited ahead of the trip to America
Eric Bailly and Marouane Fellaini both looked excited ahead of the trip to America
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Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford could not keep the grin off their faces either
Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford could not keep the grin off their faces either
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But maybe that had something to do with a wise crack from Jose Mourinho prior to lift off
But maybe that had something to do with a wise crack from Jose Mourinho prior to lift off
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Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah quickly made themselves comfortable on board
Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah quickly made themselves comfortable on board
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The fixtures do not get any easier for Mourinho’s men as they then take on La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.

One man United hope to have available for those fixtures will be Romelu Lukaku.

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Paul Pogba and Romalu Lukaku celebrate strikers move to Manchester United

A £75million fee has been agreed with Everton for the hitman and he is due to undergo a medical in the States this week.

The Belgian is currently on holiday in LA with Red Devils star Paul Pogba.

MANCHESTER UNITED SQUAD FOR US TOUR

De Gea, Romero, J Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Fosu-Mensah, Bailly, Blind, Jones, Smalling, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Rojo, Shaw, Mitchell, Young, Carrick, Fellaini, Herrera, McTominay, Pogba, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Mata, A Pereira, Martial, Rashford

MANCHESTER UNITED'S US TOUR FIXTURES

Jul 15 – LA Galaxy – StubHub Center, Carson

Jul 17 – Real Salt Lake – Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy

Jul 20 – Manchester City – NRG Stadium, Houston

Jul 23 – Real Madrid – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara

Jul 26 – Barcelona – FedEx Field, Landover


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