In a matter of months, Ten Hag has picked up the Red Devils following their worst ever Premier League season, to have them firmly in contention at the right end of the table. But in Arsenal, they face a side riding the crest of a wave and well on their way to a first league title in almost 20 years.
Sancho back in the mix
For all of United’s positive steps forward, getting Jadon Sancho fit and firing would see them improve even more. The former Borussia Dortmund superstar hasn’t featured since October, with Ten Hag claiming he wasn’t mentally or physically ready.
Sancho has since undergone a tailored training programme, away from his team-mates, but is now firmly back in the main group. The England international was all smiles during the session,
but his manager has hinted that those expecting an imminent return may be waiting a little longer.
Fletcher barks instructions
Throughout the debacle that was Ralf Rangnick’s tenure as interim boss, the former United midfielder was often seen during sessions at Carrington. The current coaching setup have had no such issues getting their messages across to players, with leaks of training ground unhappiness a thing of the past.
But the club’s technical director was still present ahead of one of the biggest games of the season so far. Fletcher was seen on the edges of training drills, shouting instructions to players as they finalised their preparations.
Pellistri hopes for a chance
Garnacho all smiles
In contrast to Pellistri, Alejandro Garnacho is getting plenty of chances in the United first-team and has been one of the success stories of their season. The club’s top priority is tying the youngster to a new contract with Real Madrid sniffing.
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