Manchester United Announce 23-Man Squad For North America Pre-Season Tour
Manchester United has officially released their 23-man roster for their upcoming friendly matches in North America. As expected, Wayne Rooney will not be available but many of the other regular starters are going to make the trip. Nani, who missed the 2010 World Cup due to injury, will be available as well as Mexican striker Javier Hernandez who will join the team for the MLS All Star match.
Television listings for all the matches will be released early next week.
MANCHESTER UNITED 2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ROSTER (country of each player in parentheses)
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Ben Amos (ENG), Tomasz Kuszczak (POL), Edwin Van der Sar (NED)
DEFENDERS (8): Wes Brown (ENG), Fabio Da Silva (BRA), Rafael Da Silva (BRA), Ritchie De Laet (BEL), Corry Evans (NIR), Jonny Evans (NIR), John O’Shea (IRL), Chris Smalling (ENG)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Tom Cleverley (ENG), Darren Fletcher (SCO), Darron Gibson (IRL), Ryan Giggs (WAL), Nani (POR), Gabriel Obertan (FRA), Paul Scholes (ENG)
FORWARDS (5): Dimitar Berbatov (BUL), Mame Biram Diouf (SEN), Javier Hernandez (MEX) [will join in Houston on 27 July], Federico Macheda (ITA), Danny Welbeck (ENG)
MANAGER: Sir Alex Ferguson
MANCHESTER UNITED 2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR SCHEDULE
July 16 Manchester United vs. Celtic F.C 6:00 pm CT Rogers Centre, Toronto
July 21 Manchester United vs. Philadelphia Union 6:30 pm CT Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
July 25 Manchester United vs. Kansas City Wizards 5:00 pm CT Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
July 28 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game vs. Manchester United 7:30 pm CT Reliant Stadium, Houston