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Kobbie Mainoo misses Man Utd coaching earlier than Brentford conflict


Kobbie Mainoo missed Manchester United coaching on Thursday after coming down with an sickness, supervisor Erik ten Hag has confirmed.

The 18-year-old has shortly established himself as a significant cog in United’s midfield and his speedy improvement was rewarded with two England caps in the course of the latest worldwide break.

Nonetheless, Mainoo returned from England obligation feeling unwell and was pressured to overlook coaching on Thursday, with Ten Hag admitting he doesn’t know whether or not the teen might be able to face Brentford on Saturday.

“[On Thursday] he skipped coaching as a result of he was in poor health,” Ten Hag stated of {the teenager}. “I don’t know [if he will be fit for Brentford]. We hope.

“[In Friday’s session] he’s there, not totally recovered however we nonetheless have many hours earlier than kick-off at 8pm.”

Kobbie Mainoo

Mainoo shouldn’t be totally match / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

Shedding Mainoo could be an infinite blow to Ten Hag, who has put loads of religion within the teenager on the base of United‘s midfield this season.

Mainoo has began United’s final 12 Premier League video games and 14 of the final 16, however is in peril of seeing that streak come to an finish with the journey to Brentford on Saturday.

Ought to Mainoo miss out, Ten Hag might discover himself with a headache. It’s unclear whether or not Casemiro, who missed worldwide obligation by way of damage, is match sufficient to function, that means both Christian Eriksen or Mason Mount may take Mainoo’s place alongside Scott McTominay.

In additional constructive information, Ten Hag believes centre-back Lisandro Martinez may return towards Brentford and there’s even hope that left-back Luke Shaw will make his comeback earlier than the season involves an in depth.