since his days as a Red.
New signings Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell are both expected to be included in the tour squad, who will also visit China during the trip, and Irwin says the experience will be an invaluable one for the Reds’ new recruits.
“It’s a great way of helping them settle in,” says the Treble winner. “Not only will they get to know their new team-mates, they’ll get to see how United do things – how we play and how we prepare for games.
"It’ll be different to what the new players have been used to, particularly someone like Kagawa who has come from Japan to Germany to here. So it’s an important time for new signings to bed in.”
Click on the image above to see photos from Denis' visit to Durban, including action from the golf course and an interview with a local radio station.