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Erik ten Hag reveals 31-man squad for pre-season tour of Thailand

Erik ten Hag reveals 31-man squad for pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia with just ONE new signing in Tyrell Malacia on board in time… and there’s no change on Cristiano Ronaldo as he remains away from team

  • Manchester United have named a 31-man squad for their 2022 pre-season tour
  • The United squad includes experienced players such as Maguire and Fernandes 
  • It also includes youngsters such as Garnacho, Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is missing from the squad after stating his desire to leave
  • However, the club insist he is missing because they granted him time off  

Manchester United have released the names of those selected in Erik ten Hag’s 31-man squad for their 2022 pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

The United squad includes a number of experienced players such as Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes, but also features a host of young players looking to prove their worth. 

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is missing from the squad after stating his desire to leave this summer. However, the club insist his absence is due to the fact they have granted him additional time off to deal with a family.

Erik ten Hag has named named a 31-man squad for Man United’s 2022 pre-season tour

Manchester United starlet Brandon Williams will also miss the pre-season tour to stay in the UK and train at Carrington as he recovers from a minor issue.

Phil Jones will also stay in Manchester to follow a specialist pre-season programme to prevent any potential injuries during the 2022-2023 campaign. 

Andreas Pereira has also been afforded some time off following his loan spell with Flamengo last term. 

However, Alejandro Garnacho, Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage – who all made their senior debuts last season – will board the plane alongside the Dutch manager. 

Cristiano Ronaldo is missing from the squad but the club insist his absence is due to the fact they have granted him additional time off to deal with a family

Manchester United starlet Brandon Williams will also miss the pre-season tour to stay in the UK and train at Carrington as he recovers from a minor issue

Cristiano Ronaldo and Brandon Williams are missing from the Manchester United squad 

Red Devils captain Harry Maguire will be travelling to Thailand and Australia with the team

Red Devils captain Harry Maguire will be travelling to Thailand and Australia with the team

Tahith Chong, James Garner and Ethan Laird – who have all returned from their loan spells last season – will also feature for United over the coming weeks. 

New recruit Tyrell Malacia is set to make his Manchester United bow during the pre-season tour after signing from Feyenoord earlier this week for £14.6million. 

Goalkeepers Nathan Bishop and Matej Kovar will be looking to get the nod from the Dutch manager to competitively represent the club at senior level for the first time. 

While Facundo Pellistri will also be hoping to pull on his Manchester United shirt over the coming days after training well with the squad at Carrington. 

However, United fans will be disappointed by the lack of new signings travelling abroad for the pre-season tour. 

Tyrell Malacia (left) is set to make his Manchester United bow during the pre-season tour

Tyrell Malacia (left) is set to make his Manchester United bow during the pre-season tour

Ten Hag is yet to secure Frenkie de Jong to bolster his midfield, and they may need to find a striker after Ronaldo told the club he wanted to leave.

The impending arrival of Christian Eriksen will have raised spirits but there are still concerns over the striker, centre back and defensive midfield positions.

United are also pursuing a deal for Ajax centre-back Lisandro Martinez and have made a bid to the Dutch club for Brazilian winger Antony.

MAN UNITED PRE-SEASON SQUAD

1 De Gea 

2 Lindelof 

3 Bailly 

5 Maguire 

8 Bruno 

9 Martial 

10 Rashford 

12 Malacia 

16 Amad 

17 Fred 

19 Varane 

20 Dalot 

22 Heaton 

23 Shaw 

25 Sancho 

27 Telles

28 Pellistri 

29 AWB 

30 Bishop 

34 VDB 

36 Elanga 

37 Garner 

38 Tuanzebe 

39 McTominay 

40 Kovar 

41 Laird 

44 Chong 

46 Hannibal 

49 Garnacho 

51 Savage 

55 Iqbal 

 

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