Januzaj And Johnstone Miss Out From Man United’s Pre-Season Squad

James Wilson, Sean Goss, Adnan Januzaj, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini.

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Manchester United have left out winger Adnan Januzaj and goalkeeper Sam Johnstone from their 27-man squad for their summer friendly tour of the United States. This, in turn, has put the duo’s future at the club in question for the upcoming season.

Januzaj spent last season on loan at Sunderland, where he failed to impress. The Premier League giants are now hoping to cash in on Januzaj, as they await bids for the Belgian. Johnstone, on the other hand, is the fourth choice keeper at United, and is likely to move to Aston Villa this summer.

Red Devils’ manager Jose Mourinho has included youngsters Scott McTominay and Demetri Mitchell, who both made their debuts last season.

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Meanwhile, the trio of Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, and Ashley Young, who all ended last season injured, also made the flight, as Jose Mourinho looks to build a good team spirit in his camp ahead of the upcoming campaign.

Defender Victor Lindelof, who was the side’s first major signing this summer, is in line to make his debut during the tour, after being named in the squad as well. Jose will look to the partnership the Swede can form with Eric Bailly in central defence.

Victor Lindelof attends a training session.

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Everton's Romelu Lukaku

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Meanwhile, this summer’s blockbuster signing Romelu Lukaku has completed a medical with the Reds, and will join his new teammates in Los Angeles.

And with Wayne Rooney making a return to Everton after 13 years at the club, Mourinho now seeks a new captain from his squad, along with at least 2 more additions to further strengthen his team before the window shuts next month.

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Written by Rajdeep Saha 

Sports journalist with stints across print, digital and television. Contribution to each medium has been thrilling. Experienced in writing for this passionate game called football. Journalist by choice and passion.


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