Erik ten Hag drops Kobbie Mainoo hint in four things seen in Manchester United training

Manchester United are preparing to step up their pre-season preparations with a double-header against Wrexham and Real Madrid.

A young United side, featuring Jonny Evans, will take to the pitch on Tuesday night to play the National League champions in an all-American ownership affair. United have announced a 15-man squad will travel to face Phil Parkinson’s men.

The rest of Erik ten Hag’s squad will be saved for Thursday night in a Galactico clash with Real Madrid. This will be United’s best test of pre-season to date after seeing off Leeds United, Lyon and Arsenal in their first three games.

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United trained in California on Monday ahead of this week’s games and here are a few things we noticed.

Battle train

Ten Hag gave a positive update on the Frenchman at his press conference later that day and Martial did indeed train with the group. Martial picked up six separate injuries last season and played in just 29 of United’s 62 games, so his fitness needs to be carefully managed.

“Obviously when you have a player in your squad you have to expect him to be available and the players have to take responsibility to be available, but when he’s not I have to deal with the situation and we’ve shown we can be successful without that striker,” Ten Hag said.

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