Manchester United has announced initial details of the travelling squad for Tour 2014, presented by Aon. The squad will depart for the pre-season tour of the United States on Friday 18 July with many new faces joining the team for the first time.
Fresh from his exploits at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, new manager Louis van Gaal will be involved for the full tour with his first match in charge of United taking place against LA Galaxy in the Chevrolet Cup at the Rose Bowl on Wednesday 23 July.
Many of United’s World Cup players will also be in attendance for the tour's duration, including Wayne Rooney, David De Gea, Shinji Kagawa and Juan Mata.
As well as the return of familiar faces, new signings Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw will also be part of the travelling group to make their Manchester United debuts. The final squad will not be confirmed until Friday 18 July when the Reds fly to the States. A number of the club’s youngsters may also join the group, while announcements will be made at a later date regarding the involvement of those players who reached the latter stages of the World Cup.
After the opening match against LA Galaxy, United will take part in the International Champions Cup facing AS Roma in Denver (Saturday 26 July), Inter Milan in Washington DC