London: Louis van Gaal will take a close look at Manchester United's next generation of talent after including several youngsters in his squad for the club's pre-season tour to the United States.
Van Gaal is keen to see what United's youth academy has to offer and, with a handful of first-team stars missing the tour as they recover from the World Cup, the Dutchman has opted to pack his 25-man group with raw rookies. (Van Gaal braced for Manchester United balancing act)
Joining United's new manager on Friday's flight to the States are goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 21, left-back Tyler Blackett, 20, centre-back Michael Keane, 21, defender Reece James, 20, forward Jesse Lingard, 21, and striker Will Keane, 21. (Won't rule with an iron fist, says Van Gaal)