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Tour news: Reds regroup in humid Miami

The Manchester United players swapped the dry heat and sunshine of Los Angeles for the humid and rainy conditions in Miami as the squad spent the first day in the Florida city.

Having arrived in the early hours of Sunday - following a one-night, one-match stay in Michigan - the squad had a restful morning at the team's harbour-side hotel before the hard work resumed with a training session at Barry University.
Lee Grant

The men who started Saturday's match against Liverpool did some important recovery work in the gym, while the rest of the squad worked out on the field. Before training, the team spent time with some people who had been affected by February’s tragic shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida; the guests had been invited to meet the players by the club's Owners.

Meanwhile, MUTV caught up with summer signing Diogo Dalot, who is experiencing his first tour with the club. Although he’s still unable to play due to an injury he sustained before he joined, the Portuguese defender is thoroughly enjoying life as a Red so far.

“It's my first pre-season with the club and it's very good for me to be here and get to know how things work,” he told the club's official channel.

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MUTV's Stewart Gardner interviews Diogo Dalot
“My team-mates have received me well and I'm so thankful for that. They are a great team and it's good to have this chance to get to know them better.”


Asked what he is hoping to achieve over the course of the next 12 months, he said:
“I'm expecting to be a better player, a better man. To help the club and to help my team-mates.”

Fred training in Miami
Discussing the team's final game of Tour 2018, presented by Aon, Dalot added: 
“Yes it's going to be a tough game [against Real Madrid in Miami] but we are preparing for it and we want to finish the tour well, with a win obviously.”


United v Real Madrid at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami kicks off at 01:05 BST on Wednesday (20:05 local time on Tuesday) and will be shown live on MUTV.