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Experienced Man United squad for SA

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MANCHESTER — New Manchester United signing Shinji Kagawa has been named as part of a strong squad for their pre-season tour of South Africa.

The summer capture from Borussia Dortmund features alongside fellow new recruit Nick Powell in a squad including the likes of Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Javier Hernandez and Antonio Valencia.

But there was no sign of England internationals Wayne Rooney, Phil Jones and Ashley Young following their involvement in Euro 2012, while Chris Smalling continues his recovery from the groin injury that ruled him out of the competition.
Ryan Giggs and Tom Cleverley will take no part due to their involvement in the Team GB squad for the London 2012 Olympics.
However, Dimitar Berbatov, who is expected to leave Old Trafford this summer, is involved, as is Bebe, who spent last season on loan at Besiktas but struggled. — Kick Off

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