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Manchester United will play their first match of the US tour against Club America on Friday.Reuters

Manchester United flew down to the United States of America on 13 July for their pre-season tour. The last week has been fantastic for the Red Devils in terms of roping in some big players for the upcoming season.

All the new signings are part of the tour and fans can watch them in action soon.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Matteo Darmian and Memphis Depay have already been seen taking part in the first training session on Tuesday ahead of their first match of the tour, in which they take on Club America on Friday, 17 July. 

United manager Louis Van Gaal has named a 26-man squad for this tour. The three players who are not part of this tour are Angel Di Maria, Marcus Rojo and Victor Valdes. 

Angel Di Maria and Marcus Rojo are currently taking a break and enjoying their vacation after their Copa America 2015 exertions, while Valdes has been left behind amid transfer speculations. David De Gea has also been named in the 26-man squad. 

Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin and Darmian could not participate in the training session that took place at the Aon Training Complex in Carrington last week as their deals were yet to be finalised. But all these players said in an interview to MUTV that they cannot wait to get started for the Reds.

"I think the tour is the most important time to get to know everyone and to settle into the group as a new player. I think the players that have come here in the past few years will say exactly the same thing and know how it feels. It's never easy coming to a new club but everyone here is great and really helps you," Luke Shaw, who is part of the 26-member squad, told MUTV.

United will play four matches in this tour and will be looking forward to start their defence of the International Champions Cup which they had won last year.

They will play their first match against the Mexican side Club America on 17 July, followed by San Jose Earthquakes on 21 July, Barcelona on 25 July and finally Paris Saint-Germain on 29 July.

United would be looking to kick-start their next season of English Premier League (which starts on 8 August and their first game is against Tottenham Hotspur) after clinching the International Champions Cup title. It would boost their morale ahead of the all-exciting league. 

"It was unbelievable to see last year how many supporters we have in the United States and even playing teams like Real Madrid, we had more supporters than them, so it's amazing to feel the States are with us. I think it's very nice to know that the American fans are trying to learn more about the history of the club and we really, really love them and we thank them a lot because we can feel their support even from overseas, and hopefully we can see a lot of them this summer," Juan Mata said in an interview to MUTV ahead of the US tour.

Here is the squad of Manchester United for the US tour:

Tyler Blackett, Daley Blind, Michael Carrick, Matteo Darmian, David De Gea, Memphis Depay, Jonny Evans, Marouane Fellaini, Sean Goss, Ander Herrera, Adnan Januzaj, Sam Johnstone, Phil Jones, Anders Lindegaard, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Patrick McNair, Andreas Pereira, Wayne Rooney, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia, James Wilson, Ashley Young.

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