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Discussion in 'Man Utd Chat' started by maco, Jan 13, 2012.
Guess work. They said Asia a few months ago.
Hear that about a month ago from some 'half trusted' sources. Could be something it it.
So, confirmed dates...
18th July - Durban, South Africa (v AmaZulu FC)
21st July - Cape Town, South Africa (v Ajax Cape Town)
25th July - Shanghai, China (v Shanghai Shensua)
5th August - Oslo, Norway (v Valerenga)
8th August - Gothenburg, Sweden (v Barcelona)
First Premier League game is on 18th August
Seems to be an awful lot of traveling involved this time with no defined place or tour as we normally have.
Not to sure what to make of it really, surely all that traveling can't be good, right?
10th August - Man United XI (a mixture of Reserves and U18 may be) - vs Peterobough (Away)
It is a lot more travelling than usual but, as long as no more dates are added, they seemed to have planned it fairly well.
It's only 5 matches in a month and the squad is given at least 10 days rest in between China & Scandanavia and the end of the tour & start of the season.
No Community Shield to traipse down to Wembley for either. Gives us more time to play with.
Ah yea you have a point, personally i think i'd still prefer a tour round a certain country or even continent but i guess it doesn't matter where you are as long as the players get back in shape etc.
United players who will potentially be playing in the Olympics
Great Britain - Giggs, Cleverley, Smalling, maybe also Tunnicliffe, Amos
Mexico - Hernandez ?
South Korea - Park
Brazil - Rafael, Fabio, Anderson
Spain - De Gea
That's quite a few players there and I might have missed others from other countries involved.
Kagawa's been excluded from japan's squad
Cheers hd edited him off the list.
didn't Sir Alex said that Hernandez will not be available for Mexico's Olympic Squad? that Sir Alex wants to give Hernandez a rest since he's been restless since World Cup 2010
yes actually i remember seeing this now too - he's been given permission to not play too (like Swaggawa)
I think it will be good for Cleverley, though only if he plays in the center. Pearce will probably put him on the wing though.
Smalling will benefit too, though if one of Rio/Vidic get injured he'll be kicking himself because Evans might make the 3rd or even the 2nd spot his own.
So,exclude players that go to Euro,Olympic and Euro U19 (statistically,doesn't mean they won't go on tour) left us with:
(may be) Amos,Evans,(may be) Vidic,Fabio,Fryers,Vermijl,Wootton,Reece Brown,Scholes,Carrick,(unlikely) Fletcher,Anderson,Petrucci,Cole,Tunnicliffe,Valencia,Kagawa,A.Januzaj,Powell,Brady,Berbatov,Hernandez,King,Macheda,Lingard.
It's 25 players presume the like of Cole,Lingard,Wootton,Reece Brown will go and Berbatov,Anderson won't be sold.Some players involved in Euro will go,may be one or two unexpected case (Daehli,Barmby?) and some in this list won't,so I expect for about 23-25 players on tour.
It's a pity Will Keane got injured, would have loved to see him join the first team squad on tour.
Fans in South Africa will be the first to see new Manchester United signings Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell in action.
Korea announced Arsenal's Park is going to the Olympics, but Sky said nothing about Ji (who is overage) so from that maybe he's not going.
SAF said Park will be going on tour.