Which Reds are playing in Tuesday's internationals?

Monday 25 March 2024 15:30

There should be plenty of Manchester United representation across a busy night of international football on Tuesday.

With a number of friendlies taking place across the globe, some important build-up is under way in advance of the major summer tournaments.

Indeed, the Euro 2024 play-offs will decide which three nations complete the list of sides taking part in Germany.

For United players, though, the focus is on the friendly action, even if Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes will now not be involved. Maguire picked up an injury during England's 1-0 defeat to Brazil, while Fernandes is part of a split squad chosen by Roberto Martinez - the Reds skipper played, and scored, in Portugal's 5-2 victory over Sweden.

Maguire returns from England duty through injury


Harry is set to be assessed by United's medical staff after picking up a problem.

However, Diogo Dalot is likely to play against Slovenia, as he was part of the second group picked by Martinez. The away game in Ljubljana is a first meeting between the countries.

Scott McTominay will be on the goal hunt again when Scotland face Northern Ireland, and he discussed elements of his game during a press conference to preview the Hampden Park encounter.

"In football, you have to always give your best," he explained. "I'm not getting too carried away with myself and think I'm bigger than I am. I know my role in the team and do it to the best of my abilities. Everything is for the team."

McTominay added: "I've always seen myself as a no.8, someone who can carry the ball and get into the box, to score goals and make things happen. I love it [scoring], it's my favourite thing. I know that when midfielders play against me, sprinting into the box at full pelt is hard to stop.

"I know what it feels like being on the other end of it, so I want to do it as much as possible, to help create and give big moments and big goals to the team.

"My biggest strength is getting in the box, being a presence in the box, and carrying the ball and being a threat in that dynamic."

Fletch x Scott at Carrington Video

Fletch x Scott at Carrington

Award-winner Scott McTominay is congratulated by Darren Fletcher and says the banter has started with Bruno already...

Meanwhile, England take on Belgium at Wembley, with Kobbie Mainoo hoping to earn his second senior cap after an assured display off the bench against Brazil. Marcus Rashford will also be pushing for a start.

Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Hojlund are set to be involved when Denmark face Faroe Islands in Brondby, as coach Kasper Hjulmand's men look to get on the scoresheet after a 0-0 draw with Switzerland at the weekend.

United youngster James Scanlon may get another run-out for Gibraltar, after making his senior bow in the 1-0 defeat to Lithuania. The same opponents are up next in Vilnius and these matches are in the UEFA Nations League.

Further afield, Sofyan Amrabat is preparing for Morocco's game against Mauritania, Facundo Pellistri's Uruguay take on Ivory Coast and, overnight, Alejandro Garnacho will hope to start against Costa Rica, after coming on as a substitute in Argentina's 3-0 win over El Salvador.

Best of luck to all of our international Reds!

The moment James Scanlon made his senior international debut. Pic courtesy of the Gilbraltar FA.


Lithuania v GIBRALTAR (17:00 GMT)
DENMARK v Faroe Islands (19:15 GMT)
Ivory Coast v URUGUAY (19:30 GMT)
ENGLAND v Belgium (19:45 GMT)
SCOTLAND v Northern Ireland (19:45 GMT)
Slovenia v PORTUGAL (19:45 GMT)
MOROCCO v Mauritania (22:00 GMT)


ARGENTINA v Costa Rica (02:50 GMT)