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Manchester United stars ramp up preparations in the Spanish sun as Erik ten Hag’s Reds warm up

Manchester United stars ramp up preparations in the Spanish sun as Erik ten Hag’s Reds warm up for the return of the Premier League ….. as absentee Jadon Sancho continues to train back at Carrington

  • Manchester United players have continued to warm up in training in Spain
  • Stars Donny van de Beek, David de Gea, and Anthony Martial are all involved
  • While academy breakthrough Alejandro Garnacho joins in the first-team fun
  • But winger Jadon Sancho has been left at home to undergo a personal plan
  • Erik ten Hag’s Red’s will play both Cadiz and Real Betis in friendly matches 

Manchester United’s World Cup absentees have escaped the Christmas cold of England for the warmth of Spain as Erik ten Hag’s Reds get put through their paces ahead of the Premier League’s resumption.

United stars have continued their training at their Cadiz base ahead of an upcoming friendly clash with the La Liga hosts.

Ten Hag was pictured leading drills in training as a mixture of travelling first-team players and academy hopefuls returned from their mid-season breaks due to the ongoing World Cup in Qatar.

Anthony Martial (left) and Donny van de Beek (right) have been involved in warm weather training

Academy breakthrough star Alejandro Garnacho has also been involved in first-team training

Academy breakthrough star Alejandro Garnacho has also been involved in first-team training

But United winger Jadon Sancho remains back in Manchester undergoing an individual plan

But United winger Jadon Sancho remains back in Manchester undergoing an individual plan

United stars David de Gea, Donny van de Beek, and Anthony Martial have all been involved as Ten Hag and his in-form talents prepare to kick-start the domestic season back into life on December 21.

United goalkeeper David de Gea has been getting put through his paces

United goalkeeper David de Gea has been getting put through his paces

However, the team are without £73million man Jadon Sancho after United chief Ten Hag decided to leave the 22-year-old attacker back in Manchester.

A statement on the club’s official website read: ‘Jadon Sancho is continuing his individual training programme as part of a process to get back to his highest level. The club is fully supporting him in this.’ 

Man United will take on Burnley once the World Cup concludes itself on December 18, with many of the club’s international stars still involved with their respective country’s as the competition enters the quarter-finals.

Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, and Harry Maguire remain on international duty with England, while Raphael Varane, Tyrell Malacia, Fred, Antony, Lisandro Martinez, and Casemiro all remain with their nation’s as well.

United boss Erik ten Hag has been putting his stars through their paces as training resumes

United boss Erik ten Hag has been putting his stars through their paces as training resumes

Some of the club's academy products have joined United's first-team stars in Spain

Some of the club’s academy products have joined United’s first-team stars in Spain

Dutchman Van de Beek will be hoping to spend time impressing United boss Ten Hag

Dutchman Van de Beek will be hoping to spend time impressing United boss Ten Hag

Joining experienced players in the heat of the Spanish sun were academy breakthroughs Alejandro Garnacho, who had starred in the pre-World Cup Premier League run-in, along with Zidane Iqbal and returning outcast Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

United will play Cadiz on Wednesday before meeting Real Betis in their last friendly encounter on Saturday 10 December. 

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