Manchester United fly out to Oslo today ahead of their grudge match against Atletico Madrid tomorrow.
The travelling squad has been confirmed, as Erik ten Hag prepares his team for the club’s curtain raiser against Brighton and Hove Albion next week.
New signings Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez have flown out in spite of earlier suggestions that the pair would remain at Old Trafford for the Rayo Vallecano game on Sunday.
They are joined by fellow new-boy Tyrell Malacia, with Luke Shaw staying in Manchester.
Also left out – perhaps surprisingly – was Raphael Varane, whose fitness issues from last term have continued through preseason.
🚨 OFFICIAL: #mufc travelling squad to Oslo for Atletico Madrid tie:
De Gea, Heaton, Kovar;
Dalot, Laird, Lindelof, Maguire, Malacia, Martinez, Telles;
Eriksen, Fernandes, Fred, Garner, McTominay, Pellistri, van de Beek;
Elanga, Martial, Rashford, Sancho #mujournal
— United Journal (@theutdjournal) July 29, 2022
This game is the final warm-up for United’s season-opener against Brighton, so the absences of Varane, Shaw, Eric Bailly, Wan-Bissaka and Ronaldo may tell us a lot about who Ten Hag sees as his most trustworthy players.
Full travelling squad: De Gea, Heaton, Kovar; Dalot, Laird, Lindelof, Maguire, Malacia, Martinez, Telles; Eriksen, Fernandes, Fred, Garner, McTominay, Pellistri, van de Beek; Elanga, Martial, Rashford, Sancho
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