Four players missing from Manchester United training squad vs FC Barcelona

February 15, 2023

The early team news and confirmed training squad ahead of Man Utd’s match against FC Barcelona in the Europa League.

Anthony Martial and Antony both missed Manchester United first-team training on Wednesday morning ahead of the trip to face Barcelona in the Europa League. United are back in action when they travel to the Nou Camp on Thursday night and will be looking to record a positive result ahead of next week’s second leg.

However, it looks like they will still be without a number of key players for the match, with Scott McTominay also absent from the training session.

Marcel Sabitzer was also not spotted taking part in the open section of United training. He is suspended for the first leg, but Lisandro Martínez did train despite himself being suspended for the match.

Casemiro looks set to start alongside Fred for the match, with academy graduates Kobbie Mainoo and Zidane Iqbal also pushing for involvement amid the ongoing midfield shortage.

Martial’s absence means that either Marcus Rashford or Wout Weghost will likely lead the line, while Jadon Sancho could also start given the absence of Antony.

Erik ten Hag is likely to issue further team news updates when he holds his pre-match press conference on Wednesday evening.

United training squad ahead of Barcelona:

Goalkeepers: De Gea, Butland, Heaton, Bishop

Defenders: Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Malacia, Martinez, Shaw, Varane, Wan-Bissaka, Williams