Look who’s back! David de Gea returns from post-World Cup holiday to join Manchester United squad on US tour as goalkeeper gets personalised mask from wrestler Rey Mysterio
- David de Gea joined up with his Manchester United team-mates on the US tour
- The goalkeeper has been away on holiday after featuring at the World Cup
- He was warmly welcomed by Spain team-mates Ander Herrera and Juan Mata
- De Gea met Rey Mysterio at training, one of his favourite American wrestlers
The Spain international missed the start of the America trip having taken his post-World Cup holiday after being eliminated in the quarter-finals.
Along with new £52million signing Fred, the goalkeeper linked up with his team-mates as he warmly embraced Spanish compatriots Juan Mata and Ander Herrera before the players met special guest, wrestler Rey Mysterio.
David de Gea joined up with his Manchester United team-mates on their US pre-season tour
The goalkeeper had been away on holiday after taking part in the World Cup for Spain
He was given a warm welcome by his team-mates as he looks to prepare for the new season
MANCHESTER UNITED’S US MATCHES
July 28 – Liverpool, Michigan Stadium, 10pm
July 31 (August 1 UK time) – Real Madrid, Hard Rock Stadium, 1am
De Gea is a big fan of the American wrestler and the feeling is clearly mutual as the special guest presented the Spaniard with a special mask for him to keep.
In return the wrestler, a big United fan, was given a personalised shirt with ‘Mysterio 619’ which pays homage to the wrestler’s signature finishing move.
Having arrived after his holiday, the goalkeeper did some light fitness work with the Reds’ goalkeeping coaches in a bid to ease him back in.
New signing Lee Grant and Joel Pereira have been sharing goalkeeping duties so far on the tour but with the Premier League opener just two weeks away, Mourinho needs De Gea to be match sharp.
The goalkeeper also got to meet Rey Mysterio, one of his favourite wrestlers, and he got a mask
While he was not presented with his own mask, boss Jose Mourinho posed alongside Mysterio
Axel Tuanzebe, Chris Smalling, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw all took the photo opportunity
The World Cup proved a real low point for De Gea, who established himself as one of the best in the world.
But a poor tournament for Spain and himself on a personal note will ensure he has added motivation to right those wrongs at the start of the season for United.
The Reds will train on Friday morning before making the trip to Detroit ahead of facing Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side in the International Champions’ Cup.
Mourinho’s side got their cup campaign off to a winning start without De Gea and Fred on Wednesday as Alexis Sanchez led by example in the epic penalty shootout win over AC Milan inside the Pasadena Rose Bowl.