[Photos] 7 Senior Players Missing As Man Utd Train Ahead Of Valencia Clash
Seven senior Manchester United players didn’t take part in training today ahead of their Champions League clash with Valencia.
Manchester United have been undertaking their final preparations today ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League clash with Valencia.
With qualification to the knockout stages already confirmed, Jose Mourinho has said he’ll make plenty of changes to his starting eleven with some key players expected to be rested for Man Utd’s Premier League trip to Liverpool at the weekend.
Mourinho has suggested Paul Pogba will be recalled tomorrow night while the likes of Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay will also be among those given opportunities against Valencia.
However, Chris Smalling is set to miss out as the centre-back wasn’t spotted at training today after being forced off with a foot injury during the 4-1 win over Fulham on Saturday afternoon.
Luke Shaw was also not out on the training pitches this afternoon after being forced to pull out of the squad at the weekend with a knock while Matteo Darmian and Victor Lindelof will also miss out against Valencia.
Anthony Martial was unable to take part in training today after missing the Fulham win with a hamstring injury so he’s not expected to feature against Valencia while Alexis Sanchez is also out as he continues to work his way back to full fitness from a hamstring problem.
Right-back Diogo Dalot has impressed in recent games but it looks like the youngster will be given a breather against Valencia as he wasn’t seen in training at Carrington today.
United training at Carrington this morning. No Martial, Smalling, Shaw, Dalot, Darmian, Lindelof or Sanchez. Greenwood and Garner part of the group.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) December 11, 2018
Full team news should be revealed at Mourinho’s press conference this evening but it seems the Man Utd boss may give opportunities to some youngsters tomorrow night as U19 stars James Garner and Mason Greenwood trained with the senior squad today.
Here are some photos from today’s Man Utd training session.
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