Man U Daily Beat: Devils train at Toyota

McBride, John get to visit with former clubmate van der Sar

Manchester United was at Toyota Park on Tuesday, training and taking in the facilities ahead of Friday’s match in Toronto against Scottish club Celtic FC.

The training session – which was closed to the media and public – started around 10 a.m. CT and lasted for a couple of hours. The club briefly trained on Monday night at the University of Illinois-Chicago soccer facility.

United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar made an appearance at the Fire’s training session prior to the start of Man Utd’s practice. The former Dutch international was able to sneak in a quick hello to his former Fulham teammates Brian McBride and Collins John.

“I haven’t seen Edwin in a while, so it’s good to see him,” McBride said. “I just had a split-second to say hello, and he’s had training to go to, so that was really it. It was a hello and family thing.”

Manchester United will hold an open training at 4 p.m. CT on Wednesday. Anyone with a ticket to Wednesday’s SuperLiga match between the Fire and Mexican club Monarcas Morelia will be admitted.

Complete tour match schedule

July 16: Manchester United vs. Celtic F.C. (8 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre)

July 21: Manchester United vs. Philadelphia Union (7:30 p.m. ET, Lincoln Financial Field)

July 25: Manchester United vs. KC Wizards (6 p.m. ET, Arrowhead Stadium)

July 28: Manchester United vs. MLS All-Stars (8:30 p.m. ET, Reliant Stadium)

July 30: Manchester United vs. Chivas Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Mexico)