Ten Hag reveals team news for Molineux

Wednesday 31 January 2024 12:30

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has been asked about his squad plans for Thursday's Premier League clash at Wolves.

The Reds begin February with a second league assignment of 2024, as the action at Molineux kicks off at 20:15 GMT.

Andre Onana is back in contention after his time at the Africa Cup of Nations with Cameroon, while Sofyan Amrabat, our other representative at the tournament in the Ivory Coast, was only knocked out with Morocco on Tuesday night.

Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw and Casemiro started at Newport County in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round, with Harry Maguire coming off the bench, so all should be available again.

Summer signing Mason Mount remains sidelined as he keeps working on his recovery, with Victor Lindelof, Tyrell Malacia and Anthony Martial others currently out of action.

Marcus Rashford is available for selection, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be a doubt after missing the 4-2 win at Rodney Parade due to injury.

"Mason Mount, it is too soon, yeah," confirmed Ten Hag during his pre-match press conference at Carrington. "But Andre Onana will return."

The boss is pleased that he has more options to choose from as the Wolves encounter is soon followed by a home game against West Ham United.

"We know that, at our best, we can beat anyone and everyone in the squad is very convinced about this," he explained. "Also, they know that, with players coming back and returning from injury, from long-term injuries, the team will be stronger. Also that helps the motivation and it helps the mood and the spirit in the team."

Facundo Pellistri will not be involved, after sealing a loan move to Granada late on Thursday night.


Pablo Sarabia could return in place of Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, if he can prove his fitness, while Joao Gomes is free of suspension, following his red card in the FA Cup tie with Brentford.

On-loan Manchester City midfielder Tommy Doyle will obviously hope to retain his spot, though, for this contest against the Reds. 

Gary O'Neil is definitely without Hwang Hee-chan and Boubacar Traore, due to their international commitments with South Korea and Mali respectively.