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Wed 18 July v AmaZulu FC
Sat 21 July v Ajax Cape Town
Wed 25 July v Shanghai Shenhua

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15/07/2012 21:26, Report by Gemma Thompson

Reds name 22-man tour squad

A squad blending youth and experience flies to South Africa for the start of Manchester United's DHL pre-season tour on Monday morning.

The 22-man squad will head to Durban first before further stops in Cape Town and the Chinese city of Shanghai. Experienced players in the shape of tour captain Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes are all in the travelling squad alongside a host of youngsters including Davide Petrucci, Jesse Lingard and Ryan Tunnicliffe. Portuguese attacker Bebe is also included after returning from a loan spell with Besiktas.

Sir Alex Ferguson's men will take on AmaZulu FC in Durban on Wednesday night, before a friendly with Ajax Cape Town on Saturday. The Reds' final stop on the first part of the pre-season tour - the second will include visits to Norway, Sweden and Germany next month - will be in Shanghai to face Shanghai Shenhua on Wednesday week.

All the tour games will be live on MUTV and MUTV Online and make sure you keep an eye on the dedicated tour section on ManUtd.com for news, interviews and behind-the-scenes content. ManUtd.com journalists Nick Coppack and Gemma Thompson are travelling with the team and will provide regular updates in their tour blogs. The first blog, Today in Durban will begin on arrival in South Africa late on Monday evening.

Travelling squad: Lindegaard, Amos, Johnstone, Ferdinand, Veseli, Vermijl, Wootton, Blackett; Valencia, Anderson, Carrick, Scholes, Powell, Kagawa, Bebe, Tunnicliffe, Lingard, Brady, Petrucci; Berbatov, Chicharito, Macheda.

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