United leave several players out of pre-season tour

Ian Walton

Manchester United have left several players out of their pre-season tour, including Javier Hernandez and Nani, but Adnan Januzaj and Michael Keane are included.

Ashley Young, Javier Hernandez, Nick Powell, Nani, Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia and Nemanja Vidic are all absent from Manchester United's squad for their pre-season tour.

The exact reasons for each player are not known, with Vidic a particularly surprising exclusion, but injuries and a need to rest will have been factors in choosing the squad.

As a silver lining, several youngsters make the cut: Fabio is included after a disappointing loan to Queens Park Rangers last season, as are academy stars Michael Keane, Adnan Januzaj and Jesse Lingard. United announced the full squad on their new Twitter account:

The inclusions of the youngsters is highly promising, at least. Hopefully we'll get to see plenty of Wilfried Zaha, and Adnan Januzaj is a hugely exciting young talent. Jesse Lingard is also a nice surprise, while Michael Keane was probably expected, although will likely be loaned out for at least some of the season.

One thing we should mention: don't read too much into the absences and inclusions here. Players attending pre-season training or tours rarely means much. The fact Hernandez is absent is probably to do with his escapades for Mexico this summer, rather than any suggestion he might be leaving the club. Similarly, just because Wayne Rooney is included doesn't mean that he's 100% guaranteed to be staying.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Busby Babe

You must be a member of The Busby Babe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Busby Babe. You should read them.

Join The Busby Babe

You must be a member of The Busby Babe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Busby Babe. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker