Hollywood legend Gary Oldman pays Manchester United stars a visit as he meets Jose Mourinho and Co at their pre-season training base camp in LA
- Hollywood actor Gary Oldman pays Manchester United stars a visit in LA
- The 60-year-old took pictures with Jose Mourinho and the players on Tuesday
- Oldman received a United shirt with his name and the number one on the back
- The Red Devils are set to take part in the International Champions Cup next week
Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline
Hollywood legend and Manchester United fan Gary Oldman has paid Jose Mourinho and his squad a visit at the pre-season training base in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon.
The London-born actor was gifted one of United’s home shirts with ‘Oldman’ and the number one on the back before the Premier League side trained ahead of the US tour.
Oldman, who has featured in the Harry Potter and Batman film series, is a self-confessed United supporter and proudly wore a signed Marcus Rashford shirt after he won his first Oscar for his performance as Winston Churchill in the hit film Darkest Hour.
Gary Oldman (L) poses with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho at the club’s training base
The Hollywood actor received new United shirt with ‘Oldman’ on the back from Ander Herrera
The London-born actor has his photo taken with midfielder Juan Mata in LA on Tuesday
Anthony Martial, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling all got the chance to meet Oldman and get autographs on Tuesday afternoon ahead of their first pre-season game against Club America.
The squad flew out to the United States late on Sunday and have been preparing for their match on Friday at the University of Phoenix stadium in Glendale.
The Premier League side will then play the likes of AC Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup, which begins next week.
The tour is a major chance for players such as Luke Shaw and Martial to show that they are deserving of a chance under Mourinho.
Shaw played 19 times for United last season and has often come in for criticism by the United boss.
Chris Smalling (left) and Luke Shaw (right) pose for photos with Oldman in Los Angeles
Oldman (C-L) smiles with Joel Pereira (L), Timothy Fosu-Mensah (C-R) and Anthony Martial (R)
20-year-old defender Axel Tuanzebe shows his excitement at meeting Oldman on Tuesday
He has one year left on his United contract, and with Ashley Young on a break after England’s World Cup run, has an opening to impress and become a part of Mourinho’s plans.
While Young is still yet to make his return, Nemanja Matic will be the first of United’s World Cup stars to join up on the club’s tour of the US.
Matic was part of the Serbia side knocked out at the group stage in Russia, and he is set to fly to America to meet his teammates after a three-week break.
The 29-year-old midfielder will still need to work on his fitness, but United hope that Matic will be available to play in the International Champions Cup games after Mourinho’s side warm up with fixtures against Club America and MLS outfit San Jose Earthquakes.
(L-R) Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong, Joshua Bohui, Mason Greenwood and James Garner all have their picture taken with the Hollywood legend