United Tour Squad? | Alexis absence from tour due to visa issue over 16-month suspended sentence

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  1. Jul 8, 2018
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    SparkedIntoLife Full Member

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    As our first tour match is a week this Thursday, it's likely that the squad for the US Tour will be named this week.

    Based on the squad for 2016 following Euro 2016, it seems as though our players who got to the quarter finals and beyond will be left out. That would mean that De Gea, Matic and Rojo would be in. Pogba, Fred, Fellaini, Lukaku, Lindelöf, Jones, Young, Lingard and Rashford would all be rested therefore.

    Young midfielder Jimmy Garner's father has confirmed that his son has been told he's going to be part of the squad.

    We usually take 24 or 25 players out on these tours.

    Here's my guess at our squad -

    GK: De Gea, Romero, Grant
    DF: Valencia, Dalot, Fosu-Mensah, Shaw, Mitchell, Smalling, Bailly, Rojo, Tuanzebe
    MF: Mata, Gribbin, Andreas Pereira, Gomes, Matic, McTominay, Herrera, Garner
    ST: Sanchez, Martial, Chong, Greenwood, Dearnley

    Strongest team, I suppose, would be -

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    2nd 11 would be -

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    What's your prediction?
  2. Jul 8, 2018
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    This is probably pretty close to the squad that will travel I reckon. De Gea and Matic need an extended rest because they had long seasons with us as well.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    De Gea, Matic and Rojo will probably join up later. Doubt they'll be on tour initially.

    Joel Pereira, Darmian and Blind will go unless they've got a move sorted before then.
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    Schmiznurf Full Member

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    Surely Fred will be on the preseason tour.
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    Was carrying the bibs for Brazil but I wonder if he's still got issues with his ankle.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    He went to the World Cup with Brazil.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    We are playing this Thursday ? Missed watching United shirt.

    The tour will be a good option for several bench players to give themselves a good chance for the upcoming season I believe. Hopefully Dalot performs well.
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    19th, so not this Thursday coming, the one after :D.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Oh well. Thanks a lot. Who are we playing against then ?
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    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    Mexican side, Club America.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Thanks. Actually have a good memories against them away from United so the name isn't unknown to me.
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    Romero
    Grant
    JC Pereira
    O'Hara

    Valencia
    Darmian
    Shaw
    Mitchell
    Dalot

    Smalling
    Bailly
    Blind
    Tuanzebe
    R.Williams

    Herrera
    McTominay
    Fosu-Mensah
    Hamilton
    Garner

    Mata
    A.Pereira
    Gribbin
    Chong
    Gomes

    Alexis
    Martial
    Bohui
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    TheFlagStaysDown Full Member

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    goddamn, seeing Darmian being even mentioned in the list makes me wanna cry, stealing minutes to some academy prospects, or in fact ANY players, hope we manage to sell him asap. It's obvious that Jose doesn't rate him so what's the point, there should be scouts or teams in for him already not waiting for the preseason tour. Even though we all know how his season looked like, so who knows if anyone is interested. I don't personally believe the Juve rumours
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    TheFlagStaysDown Full Member

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    O'Connor would be nice too
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    If Mourinho decides to take an extra defender it'll probably be either Lee O'Connor or Ro-Shaun Williams that go, just think Mourinho will prefer Williams of the two because he's a little bit older, and a helluva lot faster and stronger, though O'Connor is by far the better footballer, it'll also give Mourinho the chance too see if Williams is worth keeping around the first-team squad this season, or he'd be better off going on loan.

    You watch CBJ will go instead of either of then now :lol:
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    I'll be absolutely pissed if Darmian plays any part over O'Connor.
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    TheFlagStaysDown Full Member

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    Forgot the lad is still with us, one would think we've sold him ages ago!
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    Hindsight and all, but it would probably have been better for him to have stayed at the club(if the option was available) and hope to get the odd appearance as a sub in the League, and the occasional start in the League/FA Cup early rounds than effectively waste two years of his career on two failed loans that have almost certainly finished him as a United player - just don't buy that he had an attitude problem whilst on loan as the young Mancunians that come through the system and do go out on loan are well grounded lads who know how to behave, and represent the club properly.

    Needs a free transfer to a Bolton W or a Bury(somewhere local) now to get his career going again, but he's got ability. no doubt about that.
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    MrMarcello Full Member

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    United played them on tour in 2003, Forlan had a brace and Ruud scored a scorcher if memory serves.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Dudu New Member

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    Taking Darmian just seems to be a waste of a squad spot tbh.

    Nonetheless, quote excited to see youngsters like Gomes, Chong, Greenwood and James Garner get a chance to impress. Reports suggesting that even Ethan Hamilton will make the cut.

    Hoping Luke and Andreas grab what could probably be their last chance to make it the club. Curious to see how well Dalot plays as well, he seems willing and hard working so hopefully he settles in quickly.
  23. Jul 15, 2018 at 20:50
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    According to MEN, this is the confirmed squad:

    GK: Romero J Pereira Lee Grant
    DF: Valencia Darmian Diogo Dalot Shaw Smalling Bailly Tuanzebe Fosu-Mensah Mitchell Williams
    MF: Ander Herrera Pereira McTominay Garner Hamilton
    FW: Mata Martial Chong Gomes Greenwood Bohui
  24. Jul 15, 2018 at 20:51
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    Please don't tell me Sanchez is injured? :nervous:
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    What about Alexis Sanchez?
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Sanchez was not seen at the airport by the MEN photographers.
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    So many defenders but still I hope to see TFM, Tuanzebe play. Big potential they have. And Dalot of course. Also excited to see Gomes, Chong and the other young players.
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    Read something on Twitter that Sanchez will connect with the rest of the squad later next week.
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    Sanchez flying private along with his kids/dogs?
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    berbasloth4 Full Member

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    Was there not something in the press that sanchez was allowed to join up later because he hadnt had a summer off in a few years
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    Bjorn New Member

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    I’m a bit worried. Not seen at the airport and no jersey number on his training kit. What’s going on?
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    You can see 7 written on his shorts.
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    No where. It was just something I read on twitter
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    Disappointing that O’Connor hasn’t travelled.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    How did Bohui manage to get in there?
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Me too, especially when rubbish like Darmian is.
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    arthurka Full Member

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    No new signings ( Dalot I know but hardly a starter for us) .. This is just a bit meh.