Manchester United will send a strong 19-man squad, including Team GB Olympians Ryan Giggs and Tom Cleverley, to Germany for Saturday’s Chevrolet Cup friendly fixture against Hannover 96.
It’s the final stop on the Reds’ epic DHL Tour 2012, an odyssey that’s already taken United to South Africa, China, Norway and Sweden.
Hannover 96, who finished seventh in the Bundesliga last season, will provide a further stern test as the Reds' preparations for the first game of the 2012/13 campaign – against Everton at Goodison Park on Monday 20 August – intensify.
Giggs and Cleverley, fresh from their London 2012 footballing exploits, should get their first taste of United pre-season action in the AWD Arena, while youngsters Michael Keane and Robbie Brady gain further Tour 2012 experience.
ManUtd.com journalist Nick Coppack is travelling with the team and will provide regular updates in the Today In Germany blog.
Squad: De Gea, Lindegaard; Evra, Ferdinand, M Keane, Vidic; Anderson, Bebe, Brady, Carrick, Cleverley, Giggs, Nani, Valencia, Young; Berbatov, Hernandez, Kagawa, Rooney.
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