While some of the clubâ€™s biggest names will return to action on the forthcoming European leg of the tour, itâ€™s unlikely those featuring in the Olympic Games will gain any pre-season minutes in a United shirt.
â€śThereâ€™s a bit of a complication with the Olympic Games,â€ť Ferguson admitted. â€śDavid De Gea is there with Spain, although theyâ€™re out now so he should be back with us this week.
â€śRafael, I would imagine, will get to the final with Brazil. And then weâ€™ve got Tom Cleverley and Ryan Giggs. When they rejoin us will depend on how far they get in the competition but they wonâ€™t be with us for the European games.
â€śThereâ€™s no problem [with their fitness, though]. Theyâ€™ve been training for as long as we have and theyâ€™ll get plenty of games under their belt at the Olympics. I hope they do well and progress a long way in the competition. That would mean they could play five or six games. So I donâ€™t have any concerns when it comes to their fitness.â€ť