Manchester United training squad vs Club Brugge for Europa League fixture revealed – Manchester Evening News

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Manchester United training squad vs Club Brugge for Europa League fixture revealed – Manchester Evening News

Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe are both part of the Manchester United training squad ahead of their Europa League fixture against Club Brugge on Thursday night.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side go into the second leg of their last 32 tie level with their Belgian opponents but possess a valuable away goal following their 1-1 draw last week.

French forward Anthony Martial netted an equalising goal for United after Emmanuel Dennis had gifted Brugge the lead following an error from Sergio Romero.

United know a clean sheet on Thursday night will book their place in the next round of the competition, and they have been boosted ahead of the match as Tuanzebe trained on Wednesday morning.

Solskjaer’s side were put through their paces on a chilly morning at Carrington as they prepared for the showdown at Old Trafford.

Martial has scored three goals in his last four European matches for United, a huge improvement having scored just three goals in his previous 26 European games for the club. He was present at the open section of the training session along with fellow forwards Mason Greenwood and Odion Ighalo.

Nigerian forward Ighalo made his home debut for United in the weekend win against Watford in the Premier League but is yet to start a match for his boyhood club.

Scott McTominay also made his long-awaited return from injury on Sunday afternoon and will now be looking to start his first match for United since suffering ligament damage in their Boxing Day triumph over Newcastle.

Despite his mistake last week, Romero is expected to take his place in goal again on Thursday night, however first-choice keeper David de Gea was also present at the open session on Wednesday morning. The two senior goalkeepers were joined by Nathan Bishop as they warmed up for the visit of the Belgian champions.

United have hosted Brugge once previously in a European game, winning 3-1 in a Champions League qualifier in August 2015, while the Belgian side have never won an away European match in England, drawing two and losing 10 of 12 previous visits.

Tahith Chong featured as a second-half substitute in the weekend win against Watford and could add another appearance to his belt in Europe this week. The Dutch youngster was one of many youngsters included in the provisional training squad along with Angel Gomes and James Garner.

United training squad ahead of Club Brugge fixture:

De Gea, Romero, Bishop

Maguire, Jones, Lindelof, Fosu-Mensah, Dalot, Williams, Tuanzebe, Bailly, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka

Matic, Pereira, McTominay, Gomes, Lingard, Garner, Fernandes, Fred, Mata

Ighalo, Chong, Greenwood, James, Martial

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