Manchester United swap the pitch for the ring as they meet up with WWE’s finest during pre-season tour in Miami
- Manchester United are currently stateside as part of their pre-season tour
- The Red Devils are taking part in the International Champions Cup in the US
- Wrestlers from the WWE stopped by to pay Jose Mourinho’s men a surprise visit
- Drew McIntyre, Apollo Crews, Dana Brooke and Titus O’Neil met the players
Manchester United are clearly trying to toughen up during pre-season, and spent time this week with perhaps some of the most formidable athletes in world sport.
Jose Mourinho‘s men are without a victory so far during their tour of the United States and may now take some inspiration with an encounter with some of WWE’s finest.
The Red Devils were joined in Miami by wrestlers Drew McIntyre, Apollo Crews, Dana Brooke and Titus O’Neil – along with announcer Mike Rome.
WWE announcer Mike Rome (right) and wrestler Drew McIntrye visited Manchester United
Apollo Crews and Dana Brooke (centre pairing) also turned up, along with Titus O’Neil (right)
Coach Ricardo Formosinho couldn’t resist the temptation to get a snap with the wrestling stars
New summer signing Fred was among those who quickly began mixing with the wrestlers, taking time out to pose for pictures and hand over the brand new United shirt to be worn during the forthcoming campaign.
Goalkeeper David De Gea also got involved, and was all smiles as he posed with the wrestling superstars at Barry University training facilities.
The players were dwarfed by their fellow athletes, who cast imposing figures.
The WWE athletes towered over the players as they posed with the new United shirts
Youngsters Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe also took time out of training to get involved
United are still without a victory in pre-season, which has led to recent frustrations from manager Mourinho.
As revealed by Sportsmail, the Portuguese is currently at loggerheads with executive vice chairman Ed Woodward regarding transfers.
It is understood Woodward is reluctant to release more funds to Mourinho, who has spent more than £70million so far on midfielder Fred, Portuguese right back Diogo Dalot and reserve goalkeeper Lee Grant.
The squad have been using the facilities at Barry University in Miami during their tour
New boy Diogo Dalot couldn’t quite keep up with McIntyre when it came to bicep flexing
Spirits appear high in the United camp despite the Red Devils still searching for a victory
A policy of selling before purchasing appears to be in place this summer, causing Mourinho to bemoan the current state of his first team squad.
One final game Stateside awaits United, in the form of current European champions Real Madrid.
The two sides will go head to head on Wednesday, August 1, at the Hard Rock Stadium.