Manchester United’s stars have arrived in Los Angeles, but United’s 27-man party is missing one stat as Romelu Lukaku is expected to join his new teammates at UCLA for training in the next couple of days.
United have held off officially announcing Lukaku’s world record £90 million transfer from Everton so that former captain Wayne Rooney can enjoy the spotlight for 24 hours as he returns to his boyhood club from United.
Jose Mourinho has named an strong squad for the tour, including key players Pogba, De Gea, Antonio Valencia, Daley Blind and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in his travelling party.
New signing Victor Lindelof, who joined in a £30.7 million deal from Benfica last month, has also been included in the squad.
The Swedish defender was pictured for the first time in United gear since being unveiled as a Red Devil, as he relaxed on board the plane with his new team.
Veteran midfielder Michael Carrick was also present after he signed a one-year contract extension at Old Trafford back in May.
Youngsters Andreas Pereira, Demetri Mitchell and Scott McTominay have made the cut as Mourinho prepares to run his rule over the club’s youngsters this pre-season.
UNITED’S TOUR SQUAD
De Gea, Romero, J Pereira, Valencia, Darmian, Fosu-Mensah, Bailly, Blind, Jones, Smalling, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Rojo, Shaw, Mitchell, Young, Carrick, Fellaini, Herrera, McTominay, Pogba, Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Mata, A Pereira, Martial, Rashford
The Red Devils begin their pre-season with a match against Los Angeles Galaxy on July 16 before they face another MLS side Real Salt Lake on July 18.
United then take on their local rivals Manchester City in Houston before further glamour ties against Real Madrid and Barcelona, in Santa Clara and Maryland respectively.
Mourinho’s squad will then fly back to Europe ahead of a clash with Norwegian side Valerenga in Oslo and finally a match against Serie A outfit Sampdoria at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
They are due to face Madrid once again in the European Super Cup on August 8, in the Macedonian capital of Skopje, before kicking off their Premier League season at home to West Ham on August 13.
2017 International Champions Cup Schedule
July 15: Manchester United v LA Galaxy at Stubhub Centre – Buy Man United v LA Galaxy Tickets
July 17: Manchester United v Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium – Buy RSL v Man United Tickets
July 20: Manchester United vs. Manchester City in Houston – Buy Man United v Man City Tickets
July 23: Manchester United vs. Real Madrid – Santa Clara, California (Levi’s Stadium) – Buy Man United v Real Madrid Tickets
July 26: Manchester United vs. Barcelona – Landover, Maryland (FedEx Field) – Buy Man United v Barcelona Tickets