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Man United announce squad for US Tour; No Chicharito, Fellaini, RVP

Jul 18, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT

Manchester United's van Persie and Fellaini warm up during a training session at the club's Carrington training complex in Manchester Reuters

New faces Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw will be with the Red Devils as Manchester United makes its tour of the United States later this month.

The team’s official web site dished the list of players traveling for the International Champions Cup tour that will see United face AS Roma, Inter Milan and Real Madrid in addition to a match against the Los Angeles Galaxy being billed as the “Chevrolet Cup”.

Robin van Persie, Marouane Fellaini and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez are among the most notable names missing from the list after knockout round runs at the World Cup.

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The latter two are more interesting than the former; RVP is coming off a long World Cup run with the Netherlands, while Hernandez has been transfer fodder for months and Fellaini was recently among a rumored 10 names that Louis van Gaal may have up for sale.

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Four of those names up for sale are on the trip; Wilfried Zaha may get his chance to shine for Louis van Gaal, while Tom Cleverley, Nani and Ashley Young are both on the list ‘for sale’ and for the tour.

Full list:

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M Keane
W Keane

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  1. Greg - Jul 18, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Or maybe, just maybe, since they played into the round of 16 for Mexico and quarter finals for Belgium, they are also on extended rest following the World Cup?

    Ya might be reading too much into this

    • Nicholas Mendola - Jul 18, 2014 at 10:03 AM

      Maybe, but he played about 100 minutes of match time in two weeks and was listed as a “for sale” option in reports as recently as yesterday. Seems just as logical to make the connection than to ignore it.

    • httv14 - Jul 18, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      I would say that you are right, since every player on the roster was not in the knockout rounds, and Januzaj, who advanced to the quarterfinals, is not in the squad as well.

      • 235baker1 - Jul 18, 2014 at 2:49 PM

        It’s not really a matter of how long you played, it’s a matter of how long they where on international duty for.
        The club have a minimum 3 week holiday rule during the offseason and that has to be honoured even after the World Cup. So although the others played more minutes RVP, Fellani, and Hernandez all stayed out there an extra week or 2 and still had to complete training sessions this not having a holiday and taking it now, which takes them up until next week, too late to join the squad x

  2. mlbdolie - Jul 18, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    No Adnan Januzaj? Hadn’t heard anything about him being injured, so that omission is odd.

  3. LenTaylorWrites - Jul 18, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    This would have been nice to know before I bought my tickets. Was looking forward to watching RVP at least.

  4. alexanderaxn - Jul 18, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    NO ANDERSON….that seems strange as well 😛

  5. jhnyr45 - Jul 18, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    They get 3 weeks to a month break after the last game they play at the world cup

  6. geejon - Jul 18, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Some of these make no sense. Januzaj didn’t even play in the WC. Chicharito was only a sub. Nani, Welbeck and Rooney are included and they played way more minutes (despite playing one less game overall) than Chicharito.

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