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Revolution Notes: Mancienne en route, Revs off to see Rooney at Audi, more

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Michael Mancienne of Nottingham Foerst looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers at City Ground on December 09, 2017 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

FOXBOROUGH — Michael Mancienne is on his way.

Revolution manager Brad Friedel confirmed Tuesday that the club has received the former Nottingham Forest central defender’s P-1 Visa, and that he is expected to join the club for training at Gillette Stadium Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s trip to DC.

(UPDATE: Revs' senior writer Jeff Lemieux wrote Tuesday evening that Mancienne will begin training Thursday.)

Mancienne signed with the club on Friday, Aug. 3, a week and a half ago, but had to go back to London in the meantime to sort out all the paperwork between the American and British embassies.

Friedel noted that he didn’t feel frustrated that Mancienne had yet to receive his work permit here in the States, and that this type of thing is normal.

Mancienne, 30, who started in the Chelsea FC Academy before a spell in Germany and eventually ending up at Nottingham, is expected to help bolster a beleaguered defensive unit which has been thinned out thanks to prior poor performances.

Friedel reiterated Tuesday Mancienne’s leadership abilities, having captained his prior clubs.