Erik ten Hag shared updates on Manchester United’s player availability for the upcoming clash against Aston Villa in a recent press conference.
The manager expressed hope that Raphael Varane might return for the game, while Amad Diallo is also in contention after two weeks of training.
Ten Hag, however, confirmed that Anthony Martial won’t recover in time due to illness.
Despite Martial’s contract expiring next summer and recent poor form, the manager stated that selling him in January is not the team’s current objective.
On a positive note, the recent match against West Ham showcased the promising debut of Willy Kambwala, who handled the physical challenge impressively.
Ten Hag praised Kambwala’s solid performance and highlighted his potential as a modern center-back.
Discussing the attacking aspect, the manager emphasized the importance of players capitalizing on created chances and stressed the significance of scoring the “first goal,” a factor they missed against West Ham.
Ten Hag expressed gratitude to the fans for their unwavering support during challenging times and urged the players to reciprocate by delivering a strong performance on the field.
As United gears up for a challenging game against high-flying Aston Villa, players are keen to respond to the manager’s call and provide fans with a positive outcome.