Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Confirmed: Three United players to join tour squad

Tuesday 16 July 2019 04:00

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed a trio of players - Dean Henderson, Matteo Darmian and Fred - will all join the Tour 2019 squad in Singapore.

The Reds have been in Perth, Australia, since Monday 8 July and are currently preparing to face Leeds United at Optus Stadium on Wednesday, a match that will be shown live on MUTV

Solskjaer’s men will then fly to Asia on Thursday for the second leg of the pre-season campaign, ahead of the weekend's International Champions Cup match against Internazionale at the Singapore National Stadium.
During Tuesday morning's press conference at The WACA, United's Perth training base, Ole was asked to provide an update on the players and when they might link up with the squad. 

“After they’ve been given some leave, they’ll come to Singapore,” the manager told reporters. 

“So we expect Dean, Fred and Matteo to join us there.”

Solskjaer initially named a 28-man squad for Tour 2019 and, when that group was announced on 7 July, it was confirmed that Darmian and Fred would not travel for family reasons. 

Henderson spent last season on loan at Sheffield United and, after competing at the European Under-21 Champions with England, he had been training with the first team at the Aon Training Complex in early July.

He was not named in the initial travelling squad, but now looks set to join the tour in Asia.

That means the manager will have five goalkeepers to choose from, with David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant and Joel Pereira already working hard each day.

Leeds will be the second of six pre-season games being shown live on MUTV this summer. The club's official television channel is available on MUTV.com, the MUTV app, Amazon Fire, Roku, Xbox and Apple TV.