Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has delivered a team report ahead of Thursday’s Europa League matchup against Sheriff Tiraspol.
Ten Hag will be looking for a strong response from the Red Devils tomorrow after their disappointing draws in their last two Premier League games against Newcastle United and Chelsea.
For United to have a chance of finishing ahead of Real Sociedad in their Europa League group, they must win the match. A potent starting lineup might be chosen.
Harry Maguire, Donny van de Beek, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are all back in training and will be evaluated before the game, according to Ten Hag in his pre-game news conference.
They are in training, he said, according to Manutd.com. Aaron, Donny, and Harry all trained in front of tomorrow. I’ll make a choice after training.
The Dutchman stated that Cristiano Ronaldo, who served a one-game suspension against Chelsea for leaving the field early against Tottenham Hotspur, will join the team tomorrow.
It is not tough, he continued. We responded to all the inquiries. He missed one game before rejoining the team.
Raphael Varane is also out of play until the World Cup, but the manager expressed optimism that he will be available for France at the upcoming international competition in Qatar.
Rapha Varane isn’t on the team, he continued. He won’t be able to play for Man United in this stretch of games because he will be sidelined until at least the World Cup. I believe so, but we must wait for the prognosis. We must wait and see how the treatment progresses.
With nine points, United is now in second place in its Europa League group, three points behind Real Sociedad.
Prior to their travel to Sociedad the following week, which appears to be the game that will decide who will finish first, the Red Devils must defeat Sheriff at Old Trafford.
A big benefit of taking first place in the group is that the club advances directly to the round of 16, skipping the challenging last 32 stage.
Ten Hag is not likely to heavily rotate his side. Most of the players from the Chelsea draw, including Christian Eriksen, are anticipated to get the start.
Eriksen was present at today’s news conference with Ten Hag, which is a strong indication that he will start against Sheriff at 8 o’clock.