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Garnacho ready for Manchester United, West Ham clash

Garnacho after scoring injury time winner against Fulham.

‘I think it will be the same squad (as against Brighton), maybe Garnacho can be involved but we’ll have to see’

By Valentine Amanze

Manchester United young talent, Alejandro Garnacho, is set for his club’s Premier League clash against West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

 Garnacho is returning to the Manchester United squad after being sidelined since March 19, 2023, with an ankle injury.

The 18-year-old, who may not start the match, is the only possible squad recall for United’s penultimate away game of the season.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has already confirmed Garnacho’s inclusion in the West Ham-bound team.

Also read: Why injury-hit Manchester United easily beat Nottingham Forest 2-0

Erik ten Hag said: “I think it will be the same squad (as against Brighton), maybe Garnacho can be involved but we’ll have to see.”

Meanwhile, Manchester United Newsletter stated that Lisandro Martinez and Donny van de Beek are out for the remainder of the season; Raphael Varane is expected to return before Scott McTominay, while Tom Heaton has resumed light training.

The manner of United’s 1-0 defeat to Brighton, whose winning penalty kick was converted in the 99th minute, is an additional challenge for Ten Hag after a seventh away defeat against a current top-10 Premier League side, according to Manchester United Newsletter.

United have only taken six points from a possible 33 away from home against the top 12 but they have beaten six of the bottom seven, with West Ham in 15th place.

“We have every time in the season, when we had a defeat then we bounced back,” Ten Hag said. “I count on my team, we have to do it again.

“There is no time to stay in this, in one hour we move onto the game against West Ham. Prepare them and make a good plan. The players have to take responsibility and I count on them and they can do that.”

Ten Hag will be pitted against West Ham manager David Moyes on the eve of the tenth anniversary of his appointment as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at United.

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