Less than two weeks to go until club matches return. At this point, United still have 11 players playing in the World Cup in Qatar, but no one can expect any respite after completing their international duties.
Many stars of Man Utd are fιghting in Qatar.
Ten Hag brought a squad of 29 people to Spain for a short training session in warm weather, in order to have the best preparation when the season returns. Man United will have a League Cup re-match with Burnley on December 21, just 3 days after the 2022 World Cup final. At this time, in the hands of the Dutch strategist there are 11 players in the first team, but That number could add up rapidly over the next few days.
Speaking to MUTV, Ten Hag explained that the Red Devils stars knew they had to come back soon after leaving Qatar. The former Ajax coach said: “We made the players aware that after being eliminated from the World Cup, they had to return to the club and the tournament was immediately resumed.
You have to be ready for that, but I think our players are used to that. Our players are winners, and they are fιghting for the World Cup. Hopefully one of them will win. And when they leave the World Cup, they have to be ready to come back.”
Ten Hag’s approach is the opposite of Arsenal’s. According to Express Sport, coach Mikel Arteta has given Thomas Partey and Matt Turner some time to rest and recover after they parted ways with Qatar. Takehiro Tomiyasu also confirmed that he needed a break. Meanwhile, Swiss star Granit Xhaka will reunite with his teammates in Dubai immediately.
Ten Hag sets high standards for his students.
Of the 14 players of Man United attending the biggest football festival on the planet in the Middle East this winter, only Christian Eriksen (Denmark), Hannibal (Tunisia) and Facundo Pellistri (Uruguay) were eliminated in the group stage. Only Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford (England), Diogo Dalot, Bruno Fernandes (Portugal), Raphael Varane (France), and Lisandro Martinez (Argentina) still has the opportunity to raise the golden trophy that everyone desires.
After a 2-4 defeat to Cadiz on his first day in Spain, Ten Hag has reason to ask for more from his students when they face Real Betis in a friendly on Saturday. After that, the whole team will return to Carrington to join the Red Devils players who have to leave the World Cup after the quarter-finals. Axel Tuanzebe and Jadon Sancho will be reunited with their teammates once they complete their individual training programs.
Ten Hag wasn’t satisfied with the players’ performance in training
After hosting Burnley in the League Cup on December 21, Man United will host Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford in the first game when the Premier League returns on December 27, and bid farewell to 2022 with a trip to Wolves’ field on December 31.
30m euros to help Man Utd acquire quality midfielders
Weston McKennie has just attended the 2022 World Cup with the US team. He and his teammates played relatively well, leaving many promises to affirm themselves enough to make a story at the 2026 World Cup, the tournament held in the US.
In the national team, the former Schalke 04 player is a mainstay, but at the club, he is not being used. This season, the star born in 1998 is not regular at Allianz Stadium. Juventus was reveɑled to want to sell people and they fixed a satisfactory price
Juventus wants to receive 30m euros from McKennie.
Sources from Football Italia confirmed, Binaconeri is ready to part ways in January McKennie if received 30m euros. This is a move to offer to clubs interested in American players such as Chelsea, Manchester United or Borussia Dortmund. According to reports, McKennie’s representatives have spoken with Dortmund and a number of Premier League clubs, including Aston Villa.
McKennie joined Juventus from Schalke on an initial loan deal with an option to buy back for 18m euros in 2020. The 24-year-old midfielder’s contract with the host club will expire in June 2025.