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MAN UTD IN AMERICA: Red Devils trio hook up with San Francisco 49ers ahead of Barcelona clash

Manchester United players met up with San Francisco 49ers stars at Levi's Stadium on Wednesday.

Defenders Chris Smalling and Tyler Blackett and forward Jesse Lingard got the chance to meet Lawrence Okoye and Eric Reid on the surface of the venue where the Red Devils will take on Barcelona in the International Champions Cup on Saturday.

49ers pair Reid and Okoye, the latter who represented Great Britain in discus at the 2012 London Olympics, took some time out to swap shirts with the United trio and try their round ball skills while giving Smalling, Blackett and Lingard some tips on how to throw the American football.

United take on European champions Barcelona in their third match of the 2015 ICC at Levi's this Saturday. Kick-off is 1pm California time.

Louis van Gaal's side have so far beaten Mexican side Club America 1-0 and MLS outfit San Jose Earthquakes 3-1 in their opening two fixtures.

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