DHL tour squad confirmed
A squad of youth and experience will fly to South Africa for the start of the Reds' DHL pre-season tour on Monday morning.
The 22-man squad will leave Manchester airport destined for Durban where United kick-off their tour, before further stops in Cape Town and the Chinese city of Shanghai. Experienced players in the shape of Rio Ferdinand - who will captain the side on the trip, Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes are all in the travelling squad alongside a host of youngsters including Davide Petrucci, Jesse Lingard and Ryan Tunnicliffe. Reds' attacker Bebe is also included after returning to Old Trafford from a loan spell with Turkish outfit Besiktas last season.
Sir Alex's men will take on AmaZulu FC in Durban on Wednesday night, before a friendly with Ajax Cape Town on Saturday. The Reds' final stop on the first part of their pre-season tour - the second will include visits to Norway, Sweden and Germany next month - will be in Shanghai to face Shanghai Shenhua on Wednesday week. All the tour games will be live on MUTV and MUTV Online and make sure you visit the dedicated tour section for news, interviews and behind-the-scenes content. ManUtd.com journalists Nick Coppack and Gemma Thompson are travelling with the team and will be provide regular updates in their tour blogs, the first of which, 'Today in Durban' will begin on arrival in South Africa late on Monday evening.
Travelling squad: Lindegaard, Amos, Johnstone, Ferdinand, Veseli, Vermijl, Wootton, Blackett; Valencia, Anderson, Carrick, Scholes, Powell, Kagawa, Bebe, Tunnicliffe, Lingard, Brady, Petrucci; Berbatov, Chicharito, Macheda.