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Reds to parade Kagawa

Alex Ferguson has confirmed £13million new boy Shinji Kagawa will be the star attraction on Manchester United's pre-season tour of South Africa and China.

Kagawa is one of the few certainties in the travelling party after Ferguson's summer plans were hit by the need to rest players after Euro 2012 and also the departures of others, including Ryan Giggs and David de Gea, for Olympic duty.

The Red Devils are also supplying three players to England's European U19 Championship quest, while Nemanja Vidic and Chris Smalling will not be considered due to injury and Darren Fletcher is due to begin the first tentative stages of his return from a bowel complaint.

Ferguson is unlikely to know until the eve of departure exactly who will be on the flight to Durban on July 16. United fans will, however, see Kagawa in action after his summer move from Borussia Dortmund.

The 23-year-old will be joined by England U18 star Nick Powell, who has signed from Crewe.