The cameras were clicking away as soon as the squad arrived in Chicago on Thursday. Reds legends Andy Cole and Bryan Robson were soon off to visit Wrigley Field - home of the world-famous Chicago Cubs baseball team - and exchange shirts with Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and pitcher Carlos Marmol before a game against Houston Astros.
Elsewhere, good friends Patrice Evra and Ji-sung Park teamed up to have a go at making pizzas at a restaurant called Gino's East, in Bridgeview, Illinois (picture courtesy of David Banks/Major League Soccer).
There was still some hard labour to be done, of course, as the Reds trained hard in the heat ahead of Saturday's third Tour 2011 match against local team Chicago Fire. After the session, the players posed for photographs with local United fans and signed autographs.
To see video clips and read more about the trip, check out Nick and Gemma's rolling tour blog, Today in Chicago.