Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are again in coaching with Manchester United forward of Sunday’s Manchester derby on the Etihad Stadium, elevating the chance that the pair may but be concerned within the crunch conflict.
Since his return from a mortgage at Sevilla, Martial has performed simply 45 minutes in all competitions to this point this season between hamstring and Achilles complaints, crucially aiding Rashford’s decisive aim in final month’s catalyst win over Liverpool.
Rashford, in the meantime had an excellent September, scoring twice, aiding twice and profitable Premier League Participant of the Month. However he suffered a muscle downside in United’s final home sport, lacking two Europa League matches and was dominated out of worldwide obligation.
Doubts have been expressed as not too long ago as Thursday over whether or not Rashford or Martial would have the ability to play in opposition to Manchester Metropolis after it had been reported by The Occasions that neither had absolutely partaken in coaching. However Ten Hag delivered a optimistic message when he addressed the media on Friday.
“Anthony Martial has been coaching with the group all week, actually pleased with that state of affairs. Marcus Rashford additionally joined coaching, so we’re pleased with that,” the United boss revealed.
Harry Maguire has, nevertheless, been dominated out of the sport by way of damage.
Even match, under-fire Maguire possible wouldn’t have had greater than a spot on the bench. The membership captain has misplaced his place within the staff since back-to-back losses at the beginning of the season, with Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez now Ten Hag’s most well-liked defensive pairing.
That being stated, the £80m man nonetheless retains the general public assist of his supervisor.
“I’ve to teach him and again him,” Ten Hag defined. “I again him as a result of I imagine in him. I can see his qualities. High quality is there. Virtually 50 caps for England, he has excessive potential. Then it’s about him. All of us imagine in him.”