Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Manchester United squad set to face LASK in the first leg of our Europa League Round of 16 tie on Thursday flew out to Austria this afternoon.
The big news were the absences of Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as the two first team regulars stayed behind, whilst the former did not train with the rest of the team at Carrington this morning.
Martial scored the opening goal in our 2-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday before being substituted in the second half. It is not yet known what the issue is with the Fnrehc forward not whether he will be available for Sunday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka did participate in training off the back of his man of the match performance in the derby but did not fly out to Linz this afternoon. It’s likely that the England international is being given a well deserved rest having played a lot of games recently.
However, fellow right-back Diogo Dalot was also not spotted boarding the plane today, so Ole could be planning to line up with a back three. Though Axel Tuanzebe has made the trip and is an option to play at right-back. Jesse Lingard was also absent, whilst Phil Jones and Timothy Fosu-Mensah were not mentioned in the travelling party despite training this morning.
Youngsters Mason Greenwood, Brandon Williams, Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong were all part of the travelling squad as the boss is expected to rotate many players who started Sunday’s derby with this weekend’s key Premier League fixture in mind.
The confirmed Manchester United squad travelling to Linz, as per the Manchester Evening News is as follows:
Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Nathan Bishop
Defenders: Brandon Williams, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe, Eric Bailly
Midfielders: Angel Gomes, Andreas Pereira, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Juan Mata
Attackers: Mason Greenwood, Daniel James, Tahith Chong, Odion Ighalo