United duo out of tour
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Roy Keane and Wes Brown will miss Manchester United's pre-season trip to the Far East.
The United captain will be absent due to injury, while versatile defender Brown also has a slight knock.
Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson has decided not to take any risks with the duo and has scratched them from the tour of Asia.
Argentinian defender Gabriel Heinze has also been omitted from the travelling party, as he is rested after playing in the Confederations Cup.
United's first game on their tour of the Far East is against the Hong Kong national team in Hong Kong on Saturday, July 23.
The Premiership giants then face Beijing Hyundai in China before travelling to Japan for games against Kashima Antlers and Urawa Reds in Tokyo.
Prior to the jaunt to the Far East, though, United kick off their pre-season campaign this Saturday with a friendly against Clyde before playing Peterborough United next Tuesday.
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