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Romelu Lukaku is "excited" to be "starting a new chapter"

Romelu Lukaku Credit: MUTV

It's not a bad way to start your new job, is it?

Training in the sunshine in Los Angeles.

After completing his move from Everton, Romelu Lukaku has been put through his paces by his new Manchester United team mates.

Jose Mourinho's squad will kick off their pre-season tour of America with a game against LA Galaxy this weekend.

And helping get Lukaku fit for action is his old mate Paul Pogba. Their competitive natures make them a fascinating combination.

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah will miss first friendly due to immigration rules

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Liverpool's new signing Mohamed Salah will not feature in their first pre-season friendly at Tranmere because of immigration protocol.

The Egypt international, a £34.3million signing from Roma, began training at Melwood on Saturday a few days later than the rest of the squad.

However, standard immigration procedure requires him to leave the country and then return.

"Mo Salah is here in training but cannot play because of the rules, so that's what we have to accept," manager Jurgen Klopp told liverpoolfc.com.

"We will try to get the working permission or the visa, I'm not sure what it is we need to get but we have to go to Paris and leave him there for a day or two and then he'll come back.

"We are hopeful he can play soon."

– Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool manager

Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho will also not feature at Prenton Park as they only returned to training on Tuesday after an extended summer break following international commitments.

Away from the first team Klopp has pledged to give Steven Gerrard all the support he needs as the former captain prepares for his first full season as coach.

Gerrard has taken over the club's under-18s team, having closely associated himself with that group during his initial roving role at the club's academy in February.

He will oversee them in their first pre-season friendly against Burton Albion behind closed doors at St George's Park and Klopp is keen to give the former midfielder all the help he requires to develop the club's next generation of players.

"I can imagine how excited he is," said Klopp.

"It's a wonderful job to work with these skilled boys and to do the things you think are right for them, bring in new experience and learn a lot of things at the same time.

"It will be a fantastic time for him. Of course we'll have a close relationship with him and the U23s, we always had it.

"It's very important for us because that's our next generation and we want to help them as much as we can. Of course we'll be in close contact."

– Jurgen Klopp

Ex-Manchester United star Philip Mulryne takes part in his first mass as a priest

Former Manchester United player Philip Mulryne during his inaugural mass at St Oliver Plunkett Church in West Belfast following his ordination. Credit: Press Association

A former Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer ordained to the priesthood has taken part in his first Mass.

Philip Mulryne, 39, returned to his native Belfast for a special Catholic religious service at St Oliver Plunkett Church.

The new priest was joined by friends and well-wishers at Monday night's Mass - just a few miles from Windsor Park Stadium, where he once donned the green jersey of his home country - flanked by white-robed members of his order.

The product of the youth system at Old Trafford made his debut for the first team in 1997.

He was unable to secure a regular place in Alex Ferguson's side and left Manchester to continue his playing career at clubs including Norwich City, Cardiff City and Leyton Orient.

The clergyman said his vocation was a calling.

"This is a new chapter now in my life."

He undertook the rites associated with Catholicism, assisted by a more senior cleric, involving the blessing of sacraments, according to Catholic doctrine transforming bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ.

Mass-goers heard how his vocation as a friar preacher should be to "set hearts on fire" with the love of Jesus.

He was made a member of the Dominican Order at an ordination at St Saviour's church in north Dublin at the weekend.

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'Salford Reds are coming to get you!', the Red Devils' fan van hits the streets to rally supporters

What a season the Salford Red Devils are having. Second in the Super League and through the final four of the Challenge Cup.

But while the club is on the rise, their attendances are not.

This Sunday they take on Leeds at the AJ Bell Stadium.

And as David Chisnall found out they've been hitting the streets trying to rally their supporters.

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