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09th Jul 2017

Manchester United fans needlessly panic as tour squad is announced

Everyone calm down

Darragh Murphy

Manchester United have announced the squad that will travel to the United States for their preseason tour.

United will play LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Manchester City and Real Madrid over the next fortnight in preparation for manager Jose Mourinho’s second season in the Old Trafford dugout.

The squad announcement coincided with the news that Wayne Rooney had officially left the Red Devils to return to former club Everton and there were not many surprises in the 27-man list.

New signing Victor Lindelof will travel while opportunities will also be given to youngsters like Demetri Mitchell, Scott McTominay and Andreas Pereira.

But the name that all supporters quickly rushed to find was that of Romelu Lukaku, the Everton forward for whom a deal worth £75 million has reportedly been agreed.

Lukaku completed his medical on Saturday but an official announcement has yet to take place, although it’s suggested that the club is waiting until Monday to do so.

United understandably couldn’t include a player who isn’t officially theirs yet on the squad list so we’d urge supporters not to get too worked up about his absence just yet.

If and when personal terms are agreed and the deal gets over the line, Lukaku will almost certainly join up with his teammates.

So calm down!