Birthday boy Ashley Young and his teammates all smiles as they head to California on pre-season trip
MANCHESTER UNITED’S star-studded squad jetted out for their tour of the US on Sunday.
The Red Devils assembled at Manchester Airport to catch their flight stateside.
Wayne Rooney was an obvious omission after he completed his return to Everton this weekend.
But new United signing Victor Lindelof was among the 27 men Jose Mourinho picked to jet over the Atlantic Ocean.
Despite giving the thumbs up, Mourinho did not look too overly excited as he checked in.
But there were smiles all-around birthday boy Ashley Young as he posed with several teammates.
The former England winger turned 32 today, and he looked to be enjoying himself as they prepared to set off to California.
Goalkeeper Joel Pereira, who signed a new contract with the Premier League giants yesterday, was also part of the squad.
United will spend just under three weeks in the States and play five matches.
They will kick it off by taking on LA Galaxy in Los Angeles next Saturday before flying to Salt Lake City in Utah to face Real Salt Lake 48 hours later.
After those two warm-up matches United then face neighbours Manchester City in the opening game of the International Champions Cup in Houston, Texas.
The fixtures do not get any easier for Mourinho’s men as they then take on La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
One man United hope to have available for those fixtures will be Romelu Lukaku.
A £75million fee has been agreed with Everton for the hitman and he is due to undergo a medical in the States this week.
The Belgian is currently on holiday in LA with Red Devils star Paul Pogba.
MANCHESTER UNITED SQUAD FOR US TOUR
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
MANCHESTER UNITED’S US TOUR FIXTURES
Jul 15 – LA Galaxy – StubHub Center, Carson
Jul 17 – Real Salt Lake – Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy
Jul 20 – Manchester City – NRG Stadium, Houston
Jul 23 – Real Madrid – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara
Jul 26 – Barcelona – FedEx Field, Landover
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