Angel Di Maria
Angel Di Maria was not a part of the squad that traveled to United States.Reuters

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has confirmed that Angel Di Maria, Marcus Rojo and Javier Hernandez will be joining the club's United States tour on 25 July.

Di Maria, Rojo and Hernandez initially were not part of the squad that travelled to the United States. They were given extra time after their Copa America 2015 assignment.

Goalkeeper Victor Valdes stayed back in Manchester as the manager expects him to leave the club in the ongoing summer transfer window.

Hernandez spent the last season with Real Madrid on loan and there were speculations that he might leave Old Trafford this summer.

But Van Gaal explained why he had sent Chicharito (as Hernandez is popularly known as) to Bernabeu.

"At the time we had to decide which strikers we could have. We had: [Danny] Welbeck, Chicharito, [Robin] van Persie and [James] Wilson. Then I had to make a decision to let Welbeck and Chicharito go. We had also bought Falcao.

"So when you play a system with one or two strikers you can have too many strikers. You have to make decisions. One of those decisions was to let go Chicharito. But now he's coming back on 25 July," Van Gaal said in an interview to MUTV.

Meanwhile, German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has recently joined the Red Devils from Bayern Munich, expressed his delight to be part of the team. 

"It's my first tour to America; we always went to Asia when I was at Bayern, so I'm looking forward to seeing the reaction there. It's important to have good preparation and to get ready during the pre-season games ahead of the new season," Schweinsteiger tol MUTV. 

On the other hand, there is lot of speculation over Di Maria's future with United. There are rumours that he is being considered as part of a swap deal with Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint Germain (PSG). However, amid all the speculations, Van Gaal has confirmed that Di Maria is a crucial member of the squad and he will be joining the team for the US tour on 25 July.

"We shall see. In football it's a process and I have said that many times. It's not clear in one day. It's a process for Di Maria, for United and we shall see. For now he's still a member of United and he has told me he shall come on 25 July," Van Gaal said at a press conference in Seattle. 

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