Ten Hag's team news for Galatasaray test

Tuesday 28 November 2023 13:00

Erik ten Hag confirmed that Antony and Rasmus Hojlund will be in his Manchester United squad for the UEFA Champions League meeting with Galatasaray at RAMS Park in Istanbul.

The pair trained in front of the cameras at Carrington on Tuesday morning, after recovering from injury, and are set to be on the afternoon flight to the Turkish capital along with 20 other Reds players.

Both players missed Sunday's excellent 3-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park, with Antony suffering a problem during training last week and Hojlund still out due to the issue he picked up against Luton Town prior to the international break.

Hojlund's potential return to the side will come as a particular boost in the absence of Marcus Rashford, through suspension, and no player has netted more goals in the competition this season than the Danish striker.

Our no.11 is currently level at the top of the scoring charts with Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata, after five strikes in four games.

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There was no further update on United's other absentees during the press conference and there are no other returning players in the squad.

Casemiro, Christian Eriksen and Jonny Evans have all been sidelined due to injury this month, while Amad, Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez have been out for longer periods.

Mason Mount's name was also added to the list prior to the weekend, as our no.7 experienced an issue in training.

Luke Shaw returned to the side at Everton and could feature in Europe for the first time in 2023/24 after a three-month lay-off.

Kobbie Mainoo is also an option for Ten Hag in midfield and would make his Champions League bow if selected.

The Dutchman said the teenager would not be affected by the hostile atmosphere in Istanbul, adding: “We don’t have fear. If players are good enough, then they are old enough.”