Manchester United stars step up preparations in the Spanish sun as Erik ten Hag’s Reds warm up

Manchester United stars ramp up preparations in the Spanish sun as Erik ten Hag’s Reds warm up for Premier League return….. as absentee Jadon Sancho continues training at Carrington

  • Manchester United players continued to warm up in training in Spain
  • Stars Donny van de Beek, David de Gea and Anthony Martial are all involved
  • As academy breakthrough Alejandro Garnacho joins in the first-team fun
  • But winger Jadon Sancho was left at home to follow a personal plan
  • Erik ten Hag’s Red’s will face Cadiz and Real Betis in friendlies

World Cup absentees Manchester United have escaped England’s Christmas chill for Spain’s heat as Erik ten Hag’s Reds are put through their paces before the Premier League resumes.

The United stars continued their training at their Cadiz base ahead of an upcoming friendly clash with the La Liga hosts.

Ten Hag was pictured leading training drills as a mix of traveling first-team players and academy hopefuls returned from their mid-season breaks due to the World Cup in course in Qatar.

Anthony Martial (left) and Donny van de Beek (right) take part in a hot weather training session

Academy star Alejandro Garnacho was also involved in forming the first team

Academy star Alejandro Garnacho was also involved in forming the first team

But United winger Jadon Sancho remains in Manchester to follow an individual plan

But United winger Jadon Sancho remains in Manchester to follow an individual plan

United stars David de Gea, Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial have all been involved as Ten Hag and his in-form talents prepare to restart the domestic season on December 21.

United goalkeeper David de Gea has been put on probation

United goalkeeper David de Gea has been put on probation

However, the team are without £73million man Jadon Sancho after United chief Ten Hag decided to leave the 22-year-old forward at Manchester.

A statement on the club’s official website read: “Jadon Sancho is continuing his individual training program as part of a process to return to his highest level. The club fully supports him in this area.

Man United will face Burnley once the World Cup ends on December 18, with many of the club’s international stars still involved in their respective countries as the competition enters the quarter-finals.

Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire remain on international duty with England, while Raphael Varane, Tyrell Malacia, Fred, Antony, Lisandro Martinez and Casemiro also remain with their country.

United boss Erik ten Hag put his stars to the test as training resumes

United boss Erik ten Hag put his stars to the test as training resumes

Some of the club's academy products joined United's first-team stars in Spain

Some of the club’s academy products joined United’s first-team stars in Spain

Dutchman Van de Beek hopes to spend time impressing United boss Ten Hag

Dutchman Van de Beek hopes to spend time impressing United boss Ten Hag

Joining experienced players in the heat of the Spanish sun were breakthroughs from academy Alejandro Garnacho, who had played in the Premier League run-in ahead of the World Cup, along with Zidane Iqbal and returning pariah Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

United take on Cadiz on Wednesday before meeting Real Betis in their last friendly on Saturday, December 10.

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