Ten Hag's team news for Sevilla second leg

Wednesday 19 April 2023 19:25

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed that all four recent absentees in the 21-man squad that has travelled to Spain are available to play on Thursday.

Tyrell Malacia, Marcus Rashford, Marcel Sabitzer and Luke Shaw were all on the plane to Andalusia, but Ten Hag has not yet made a decision on their exact involvement in the second leg of our Europa League quarter-final.

The scores are locked at 2-2 following last week's first leg in Manchester, with the potential for extra time and penalties should the sides still be level after 90 minutes.

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“They are available because that’s why they’re on the airplane,” Ten Hag told reporters in Seville.

“I will take my decisions tomorrow, today we trained and we will see what the reaction is and then tomorrow we will take a decision.

“You always want to keep players fit, which is the main objective, besides of course the main objective: win the game.”

The return of the quartet has come as a welcome boost for the Reds, who have lost three players since last week, with Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane injured and Bruno Fernandes serving a one-match suspension.

Ten Hag expanded on Rashford's recovery regime, after our 28-goal forward missed the first leg and the win over Nottingham Forest following the groin injury he suffered against Everton.

Rashford trained with the rest of the group at Carrington on Wednesday morning, before the flight to Spain, but has also been working at our training ground on an individual basis.

“He had one session with the team, but he had some sessions before individually,” Erik confirmed.

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The Rojiblancos have declared a 21-man squad ahead of our Europa League quarter-final second leg.

Scott McTominay has remained in the UK, as he works on his own recovery, while Alejandro Garnacho, Tom Heaton and Donny van de Beek are all still injured.

For the hosts, Gonzalo Montiel is suspended but they otherwise have a clean bill of health ahead of Thursday's much-anticipated game.