Manchester United squad vs Manchester City confirmed for Manchester derby (photos)

Manchester United squad vs Manchester City confirmed for Manchester derby (pictures)

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The Man United squad arrived at The Lowry Resort on Friday night time ahead of the Manchester derby against City at Old Trafford.

Victor Lindelof and Edinson Cavani weren’t noticed because the Manchester United squad arrived at The Lowry Resort on Friday night time forward of Saturday’s derby.

Cavani was not named within the Uruguay squad for his or her World Cup qualifiers towards Argentina and Bolivia this month resulting from medical causes.

The 34-year-old’s United profession has been marred by health points and Cavani scored his first purpose of the season at Tottenham final week.

Safety then waited for the round exterior of the lodge to greet late arrival Anthony Elanga.

Lindelof missed United’s 2-2 Champions League draw with Atalanta on Tuesday resulting from a coaching floor harm he sustained on Monday morning however the Sweden captain was included within the nationwide staff squad for his or her World Cup qualifiers towards Georgia and Spain.

At his pre-match press conference, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated Lindelof would ‘come again in tomorrow’, which indicated the Swede was resulting from having health take a look at on Saturday. Lindelof was not current for the United squad’s staff bonding meal in Hale on Thursday.

Fellow center-back Raphael Varane is sidelined for a month with a hamstring pressure and Paul Pogba remains to be suspended following his expulsion within the 5-0 hammering by Liverpool. Eric Bailly is about to begin.

Fred and Fernandes are both likely to start




Fred and Fernandes are each more likely to begin (Picture: Eamonn and James Clarke)

“With all of the know-how now, you count on him to be out for 4 or 5 weeks with the scans we have seen of him,” Solskjaer stated of Varane. “It is a blow for us. Raphael has is available and been actually, actually influential. Eric got here last time and was wonderful. That is why we have now an enormous squad and deal with absentees.

“Lindelof? He is still a doubt, however, hopefully, he can come again tomorrow and say that he is prepared. I’d anticipate him to be prepared, to place it that method, however, I am unable to promise you.”

Van de Beek arrives
Van de Beek arrives (Picture: Eamonn and James Clarke)

United host City of their first dwelling sport for the reason that 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool and so they have responded to that darkish day by beating Tottenham and incomes a creditable draw with Atalanta.

Solskjaer has presided over 4 victories over Manchester City from his eight derbies as manager and United is unbeaten of their final 4 Premier League fixtures towards Pep Guardiola’s facet.

“We have moved on from [Liverpool]. After all, it is going to be within the historical past books however we have had a very good week, with good outcomes away from dwelling, troublesome games and the mindset is constructive.

Greenwood arrives
Greenwood arrives (Picture: Eamonn and James Clarke)

“We have to go on this sport believing we will do good issues. It is a native derby and everybody is aware of what’s at stake.

“It is a particular one, the final time we had a Manchester derby with fans within the stadium the environment was electrical, I feel everybody will still keep in mind that one in all probability extra so than any darkish moments we had.

“When Scott [McTominay] scored that purpose within the additional time it was a particular second. It is a one-off sport, it is a type of it’s a must to begin on the entrance foot, begin prepared as a result of plenty of it will depend on who will get on the entrance foot.”

“The staff could be very shut collectively and so they know they want one another, it is staff bonding and the staff spirit is essential. We have an amazing canteen up right here however are in all probability fed up with (chef) Mike’s meals!”

Confirmed United squad members

David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Tom Heaton, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Fred, Donny van de Beek, Bruno Fernandes, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood

Be aware: Marcus Rashford was not noticed arriving with the staff by photographers however it’s attainable he might have arrived individually


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