Man United News: Anthony Martial, Preseason Tour, Women’s Team, Luke Shaw

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It continues to be a very exciting summer at Manchester United, with a whole lot going on. While we still have a bit of time until the preseason exhibition games begin, there is no shortage of topics to discuss today.

So let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet on this Friday the 13th.

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Quite a few Manchester United supporters are ecstatic about the latest tweet from forward Anthony Martial.

The Frenchman was linked with a move away to several clubs this summer as his agent publicly declared his client’s desire to leave.

Well, this Tweetpic from training camp shows his commitment to the team, and his exuberance to be back at work with the club.

-A very high number of Manchester United senior team players are either

a.) still participating in the World Cup in Russia or

b.) currently on holiday after putting in an extended tour of international duty during the tournament.

Thus manager Jose Mourinho has had to call on a large contingent of youth team players this week, during the first few days of training camp. Those youngsters are set to join the team on the USA preseason exhibition tour, where they will see some sernior team playing time in the friendlies.

According to ESPN FC: “Demetri Mitchell, RoShaun Williams, James Garner, Ethan Hamilton, Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and Mason Greenwood have spent the week training with returning first-team regulars such as Chris Smalling and Juan Mata and are in line to be included in the squad that jets off to Los Angeles on Sunday.”

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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)

-Friday brought the unveiling of the first ever Manchester United women’s team. Follow the Man Utd women Twitter account for more on the inaugural roster.

-Finally, Luke Shaw has worked really hard this offseason, and undergone a massive transformation in his physique. Take a look at his official Instagram account, where the young Englishman is showcasing the results.

The left back has conveyed a serious commitment to fitness, and one can imply that means a serious ambition to get back in the first team.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, is currently a regular contributor to SB Nation, WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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