Manchester United leave Galatasaray target out of USA tour

As reported previously by, Manchester United have left Rafael da Silva out of their tour of the USA.

The Red Devils’ released a statement on their official website with a list of the players who will be included in the trip. The 25-year-old full back’s omission confirms reports that he is close to a move away from Old Trafford.

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Manchester United pre-season squad for America 2015 tour:
Tyler Blackett, Daley Blind, Michael Carrick, Matteo Darmian, David de Gea, Memphis Depay, Jonny Evans, Marouane Fellaini, Sean Goss, Ander Herrera, Adnan Januzaj, Sam Johnstone, Phil Jones, Anders Lindegaard, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Patrick McNair, Andreas Pereira, Wayne Rooney, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia, James Wilson

The Brazil international has been placed on the transfer-list by United following the acquisition of Matteo Darmian from Torino.

Rafael provided one assist and scored on goal in 17 appearances for Manchester United last season.

Galatasaray won the league title for a record 20th time last season and booked a place in next seasons Champions League group stages.