Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Who trained for United ahead of the Partizan game?

Manchester United held a training session in front of the media on Wednesday morning, ahead of Thursday's home game against Partizan Belgrade in the UEFA Europa League.

As per UEFA rules, the cameras were allowed to capture the first 15 minutes at the Aon Training Complex as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer worked with his squad for the final time before our fourth match in Group L.

The Reds, who top the group with seven points, will qualify for the last 32 of the competition with a win at Old Trafford.

Academy players Matej Kovar and Ethan Laird once again trained with the first team after featuring in the travelling squad for the reverse fixture, a 1-0 victory in Belgrade, two weeks ago.

Tahith Chong, who played alongside Kovar and Laird as he netted twice in the Under-23's 4-1 win at Middlesbrough on Monday, also took part in the session.

The Netherlands Under-21 midfielder hasn’t featured for the senior side since the game against Newcastle United at the beginning of last month.

Swedish centre-back Victor Lindelof was a notable absentee, although he has only appeared in one of our three group matches, with Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo tending to get the nod in central defence in Europe so far this season.
Victor Lindelof in action against AZ Alkmaar
Lindelof's only European appearance so far came against AZ Alkmaar.

Luke Shaw, who hasn’t played since picking up a hamstring problem during the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace in August, trained on his own as he continues his recovery.

Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Angel Gomes, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba and Axel Tuanzebe were all absent from today’s session.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer press conference
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will face the media this afternoon.

It’s important to note that this is not the matchday squad and the manager could provide further updates on his players in this afternoon’s pre-match press conference, which is due to start at 13:30 GMT.

The players who trained for United:

Goalkeepers: De Gea, Romero, Grant, Kovar
Defenders: Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Jones, Rojo, Laird, Williams, Young
Midfielders: Fred, McTominay, Garner, Andreas, Mata, Lingard, Chong, James
Forwards: Greenwood, Martial, Rashford

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