Five players to watch on Manchester United’s pre-season tour

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As United fly out to Bangkok we look at five players on board the plane to keep an eye out for this summer.

Manchester United have flown out to Bangkok to take part in the clubs pre-season tour. The clubs pre-season starts on Saturday with a game against Singha All Star XI and they then continue the tour with games against the A-League All Stars, Yokohama F-Marinos, Cerezo Osaka and Kitchee FC before stopping off to play AIK Solna in Stockholm on the way back.

Some players will join the group later on such as David de Gea and Robin van Persie, who will meet up in Sydney and Shinji Kagawa who joins for the Japanese leg of the tour.

But of the 19 lads who stepped onto the plane this Wednesday which five should you keep your eye on?

Adnan Januzaj

The Belgian is highly rated and we have taken a look at the teen in the past.

At the end of last season he trained often with the first team and this summer he looks set to be given the chance to prove his worth to the first-team as a potential option across attacking midfield.

Jesse Lingard

Had a stint on loan with Leicester City last season and was impressive for the under-21’s. He also mentioned his hope of making it into the first-team this year back in April so is clearly motivated to make his mark on new boss David Moyes.

Michael Keane

The England under-21 international had a productive campaign out on at Leicester last season and the defender will now be looking at earning his spurs in the first-team.

Wayne Rooney

After a tumultuous summer off the pitch it will be interesting to see how Rooney actually performs on the pitch.

He looks like he is staying but I for one will be curious to investigate his body language while out with the team.

On top if that seeing what state he returns in should also be an issue. He let himself go last summer; has he done the same in 2013?

Wilfried Zaha

With Nani looking on his way Zaha is unlikely to be loaned anywhere and now United fans can get a first view of the player in a United shirt.

Can he reproduce his end of season form for Crystal Palace?

Who will you be keeping an eye on this summer?

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