Man United tour roster released

Star-studded lineup headed to Foxborough

English Premier League champion Manchester United announced today its provisional travel roster for their five-game tour of the United States this summer, which includes the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game, their participation in the Herbalife World Football Challenge 2011 – including their match against the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, July 13 - and an international match against the Seattle Sounders FC.

Led by legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson, the list of international standouts includes English national team stars Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand, speedy Portuguese winger Nani, Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov, team captain Nemanja Vidic of Serbia, Korean international midfielder Ji-Sung Park, Brazilian twins Fabio and Rafael, and French international defender Patrice Evra.

A few players, including Mexican international Javier Hernandez, will join the club in the United States during the tour after their agreed leave time.

Tickets for the Herballife World Football Challenge 2011 games are still available by visiting WorldFootballChallenge.com. Tickets to the Revolution’s match against Manchester United at Gillette Stadium are available by calling 1-877-GET-REVS, at revolutionsoccer.net or through all Ticketmaster outlets.

MANCHASTER UNITED TOUR ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS: Ben Amos (ENG), David de Gea (ESP)*, Sam Johnston (ENG), Andres Lindegaard (DEN)

DEFENDERS: Fabio Da Silva (BRA), Rafael Da Silva (BRA), Jonny Evans (NIR), Patrice Evra (FRA), Rio Ferdinand (ENG), Phil Jones (ENG)*, Chris Smalling (ENG)*, Nemanja Vidic (SRB)

MIDFIELDERS: Anderson (BRA), Michael Carrick (ENG), Tom Cleverley (ENG)*, Ryan Giggs (WAL), Nani (POR), Gabriel Obertan (FRA), Ji-Sung Park (KOR)

FORWARDS: Dimitar Berbatov (BUL), Mame Biram Diouf (SEN), Javier Hernandez (MEX)*, Federico Macheda (ITA), Michael Owen (ENG), Wayne Rooney (ENG), Danny Welbeck (ENG)*, Ashley Young (ENG)

MANAGER: Sir Alex Ferguson

* Indicates player will join tour in progress.

MANCHESTER UNITED TOUR DATES

Herbalife World Football Challenge 2011

  • vs. New England Revolution, Wednesday, July 13 @ 8 pm ET, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
  • vs. Chicago Fire, Saturday, July 23, 4 pm CT, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
  • vs. FC Barcelona, Saturday, July 30, 7 pm ET, FedEx Field, Landover, MD

International Match

  • vs. Seattle Sounders, Wednesday, July 20, 7 pm PT, CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA

AT&T MLS All-Star Game

  • vs. MLS All Stars, Wednesday, July 27, 8:30 pm ET, Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ