Team news: Hojlund fit to face Arsenal

Friday 01 September 2023 13:30

Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Rasmus Hojlund is fit and ready to face Arsenal in Manchester United's Premier League clash on Sunday.

The Denmark international has not yet featured for the Reds, after arriving in Manchester with a small injury sustained during pre-season training with former club Atalanta.

But ahead of United's trip to Arsenal on Sunday (16:30 BST), the boss confirmed that Rasmus will be available for selection against the Gunners.

"Yes, he's had a good training week," said Erik. "Tomorrow we will have a final training session but he's doing well, he's responding well," said Erik.

"So, yeah, he'll be available for Sunday's game. I think he's ready to start."

Ten Hag was also asked in Friday's media briefing about the new signing we announced this morning, Altay Bayindir, and whether the Turkish goalkeeper is in contention for the clash at the Emirates Stadium too.


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"He will be in the squad as well, Altay," confirmed the boss.

"So, [we're] happy we have the goalkeeper group fully there.

"I think we have a very good keeper group with the arrival of Altay."

Amad, Tom Heaton, Tyrell Malacia, Kobbie Mainoo, Luke Shaw and Mason Mount all remain out of the weekend's match due to injury.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have fitness worries of their own to contend with. Dutch defender Jurrien Timber is a long-term absentee.

However, Gabriel Jesus returned to Arsenal training last week, and Takehiro Tomiyasu will be available after serving his one-match suspension against Fulham last weekend.