Alexis Sanchez, one of three Manchester United players featured at the top of the team’s official Twitter account promoting their preseason exhibition tour, did not fly with the team to the United States yesterday.
The Chilean, acquired from Arsenal in the January transfer window, stayed back due to a “personal administrative issue.” Club spokespeople said that they hope Sanchez will be able to join up with the rest of the team at some point.
Manager Jose Mourinho and a very young squad, featuring a few youth team members flew from Manchester to Los Angeles on Sunday.
Now: for #MUTOUR. USA, here we come! ??
MAN ? LAX pic.twitter.com/0hhpZoM0O0
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 15, 2018
The squad is very young because a large number of Manchester United senior team players are either are currently on holiday after putting in an extended tour of international duty during the World Cup in Russia.
Therefore, Mourinho had to call upon a large contingent of youth team players last week during the first few days of training camp.
Those youngsters will now likely see some senior team playing time during the friendlies this month in the USA.
The preseason exhibition tour of the United States schedule is below:
19 July v Club America (Phoenix University Stadium, Arizona)
22 July v San Jose Earthquakes (Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara)
25 July v AC Milan (Rose Bowl Stadium, LA)
28 July v Liverpool (Michigan Stadium)
31 July v Real Madrid (Hard Rock Stadium)
5 August v Bayern Munich (Allianz Stadium, Munich)
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