Rooney among Man U's roster this summer

July, 9, 2011
7/09/11
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English Premier League champion Manchester United announced its provisional travel roster for the Herbalife World Football Challenge this summer. One stop takes place at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23, when Man U faces the Chicago Fire at Soldier Field (televised on ESPN2).

Noteworthy players include England forward Wayne Rooney and midfielder Rio Ferdinand, Portuguese winger Nani and veteran Welsh midfielder Ryan Giggs.

Several players, including Mexican international forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, are set to join the club during the tour.

Below is manager Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United side:

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

The Fire-Manchester United match on July 23 marks Man U's second game during the World Football Challenge. The Red Devils open with a July 13 match at the New England Revolution.

Chicago-based Aon Corporation is Manchester United's official shirt sponsor.

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