Manchester United players have been photographed returning to Carrington ahead of this weekend’s derby against Manchester City. Erik ten Hag’s side is in good form heading into their first Manchester derby of the season, and they will be hoping to extend that run with another strong performance.
United understands that they must be at their best if they are to have a chance against Pep Guardiola’s side, and they have welcomed a number of first-team players back to training ahead of the game.
United had already welcomed back a number of players who had been on international duty earlier in the week, with their most recent wave of first-teamers photographed at the training field on Friday morning.
Marcus Rashford was seen driving into training as he battles to be fit for the match on Sunday afternoon. The academy product suffered a muscular injury after scoring twice against Arsenal, ruling him out of the upcoming Europa League games.
Despite suffering a knock while playing for England, Harry Maguire drove himself to train. The 29-year-old was pictured hobbling after the 3-3 draw with Germany on Monday night and is expected to miss the derby this weekend.
Cristiano Ronaldo was also seen returning to Carrington, and considering the recent injuries to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, he could be in line to start this weekend. The pair did not play for their respective countries during the recent international break and have yet to be seen back in training ahead of Sunday’s trip to the Etihad.
Ten Hag has also benefited from the return of his South American contingent, many of whom played in matches on Tuesday night. Both Fred and Antony played for Brazil in their 5-1 triumph over Tunisia in Paris, but they were among those spotted returning to Carrington.
Lisandro Martinez was also seen taking part in Argentina’s 3-0 victory over Jamaica in the early hours of Wednesday morning in New York.