10 Things to Watch out for in Manchester United's Pre-Season Tour

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10 Things to Watch out for in Manchester United's Pre-Season Tour
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With the World Cup about to become just a fond memory soon, focus now returns to club matters and the start of a Dutch era at Manchester United.

Louis van Gaal will join the Red Devils' pre-season tour of the USA to get a first-hand look at his new squad.

United are due to play a minimum of four matches on tour against a host of strong competition.

It all kicks off on July 23 when the Reds face MLS side LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl, for the Chevrolet Cup. With the Galaxy in the middle of their season, the match promises to be a difficult one for United who will be some way behind their opponents in terms of fitness.

Van Gaal's men then travel to participate in the International Champions Cup tournament featuring eight of Europe's top club sides. United play Ashley Cole and Roma first, in their opening match on July 26, in Denver.

Then next it will be an emotional reunion with former captain Nemanja Vidic as the Reds take on his Inter Milan team on July 29, in Washington DC.

And finally, United play Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real Madrid teammates on August 2, in Ann Arbor.

If United top their group, they will feature in the ICC final on August 4 in Miami, against either Manchester City, Liverpool, AC Milan or Olympiacos, per InternationalChampionsCup.com.

Here, we review 10 elements to look out for during United's USA tour:

 

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