I doubt anyone will be officially ruled out but assuming they are all given the full 3 weeks off then they'll be back in training on Monday 6th August which is only a week before the season kicks off so I think it's unlikely that any would feature in the first round of games especially with our first game being moved forward to the Friday night.
The modern player doesn't really pile on the pounds like the old boys did they tend to look after themselves while they're on holiday resting so I guess it will depend on how quickly they get back into the swing of things when they come back.
Great opportunity for the youngsters to impress the manager and spend some time around the first team. I'm not sure why they bother with these tours in world cup years as so many players miss them that it's not really great for the fans out there.
Think each player will be judged individually, if it's felt they need more time then so be it. Rashford and Jones have hardly played, Fellaini hasn't played that much either and i'd expect them to be back a bit sooner than others still in the competition. Young, Lingard, Pogba and Lukaku have played a lot on their way to the semis and even if they're on the losing team in the semis they might play 3rd/4th place play off.
Just watched United in training on MUTV. Mason Greenwood even at 16 looks well at home physically, he was quite big last season for his age but has maybe grown again. Really hope he's got a good head on and avoids injuries.
I think it’s just sponsors in general these tours are big business for the private companies that organise and market them.
I think Mourinho has said he likes going to America as you get the good weather but also top class facilities as they often use college or NFL setups while they’re out there and they try to limit the travel as much as possible.
That said if players and managers want to earn £5,10,15m per year in salary then this is what you’ve got to do to pay the bills and it’s the same for everyone.
I just think for the paying customer in America they get ripped off by the organisers of these games who charged $100 plus to watch a B team friendly in World Cup years.
Think it was 3 summers in a row he had international tournaments due to world cup and copa america, makes sense I guess but you'd hope that he was raring to go and wanted to get amongst the squad to make sure he's firing from the start. I'm sure they could've held him back from a few games and managed his training.
Hoped Darmian wouldd stay in Manchester with pending transfer. Interested to see what happens with World Cup players. Matic, Rojo and De Gea maybe join up with squad middle/end of next week for the bigger games.
Group stages ended 28th June so my guess is those who were knocked out in the group stage will join the squad next week, then those who went out in second round/quarters the following week but everyone was given 3 weeks off so they might come back in dribs and drabs.
I think they're more likely to impress the manager in training than on the pitch because he'll be looking at their attitude rather than performance if he sees that they listen and follow instruction and have the type of personality he likes then I think that's what will stick in his memory rather than maybe a mazy dribble or a top corner screamer.
Spending 2 weeks training once or twice a day in front of the first team coach is a fantastic opportunity for these kids as he will see what they're really like and I think he showed with McTominay if you can make the right impression you can get a shot.