Antony and Jadon Sancho missed Manchester United’s open training session ahead of their Europa League match against Real Sociedad, according to Manchester Evening News.
Manchester United travel to Spain to take on Real Sociedad in their final Europa League 22/23 group stage match. The Red Devils must win by at least two clear goals to become the Group E winners.
Antony was absent from the open training session. The Brazilian winger had also missed Manchester United’s Premier League fixture against West Ham on Sunday. Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag said the 22-year-old missed the game due to an injury.
Sancho, who was an unused substitute when Man Utd hosted West Ham at Old Trafford last week, was another player who missed the open training session.
Victor Lindelof & Anthony Martial return to Man Utd training
Anthony Martial, who has not featured for the Red Devils since coming off with an injury vs Everton, returned to Man Utd’s first-team training ahead of the Sociedad clash.
Injuries have restricted the Frenchman to just four appearances for Manchester United this season. But he has been impressive when on the pitch, racking up three goals and two assists.
In another welcome news for Manchester United, defender Victor Lindelof has also returned to first-team training. The Swedish centre-back had missed Man Utd’s match against West Ham due to illness.
Meanwhile, Man Utd head into their fixture against Real Sociedad on the back of their 1-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League. The Old Trafford outfit earned three crucial points courtesy of a first-half goal from Marcus Rashford.
The England international scored what would prove to be the winner in the 38th minute, with a towering header from an excellent cross from Christian Eriksen. That was also Rashford’s 100th goal for Man Utd.
Meanwhile, Man Utd will aim to get the better of Real Sociedad and finish as Group E winners when they take the Spanish outfit on. Sociedad had secured a win when the two sides met earlier in the Europa League 22/23 group stage.
Man Utd hosted Sociedad at Old Trafford in their Europa League 22/23 campaign opener. But the Red Devils fell to a 1-0 defeat to the visitors with Brais Mendez converting a penalty in the second half.
The match between Man Utd and Real Sociedad kicks off at 11:15 pm Indian Standard Time, on Thursday.