Manchester United welcome three players back to pre-season training ahead of first match

The hard work continues as Man Utd prepare for their first match of pre-season next week against Derby


Manchester United have welcomed another three players back to pre-season training as preparation continues for their first friendly match of the summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side kick start their summer schedule a week on Sunday when they travel to face Championship side Derby at Pride Park.

United players returned to Carrington at the start of the week for the first official day of pre-season as Solskjaer promoted a raft of youngsters to first-team training.

Seven senior players are still away on international duty this summer, while others are being given time off having participated in major tournaments with their national sides.

Solskjaer's options were bolstered on Friday by the return of first-team trio Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Juan Mata and Andreas Pereira as part of the club's latest training session.

All three players were pictured taking part in a training exercise at Carrington on Friday and all of them could be in line to feature away to Derby in a week's time.

Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes, Victor Lindelof, Daniel James, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba and David de Gea are still having time off following their involvement in the Euros, while Edinson Cavani is doing the same after exiting the Copa America.

Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford and imminent summer signing Jadon Sancho are still on international duty with England while Eric Bailly and Amad are part of the Ivory Squad ahead of the Olympics.

Anthony Martial, Phil Jones and Donny van de Beek are yet to report for pre-season action, while 'keeper Dean Henderson is expected to report for training later this month as he recovers from a hip injury that forced his withdrawal from the England squad.

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