What Man Utd players did in training before RB Leipzig Champions League clash

Manchester United tackle RB Leipzig in their Champions League clash on Wednesday night aiming to make it back to back wins in the competition. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side beat PSG last time out courtesy of goals from Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford. Express Sport will now take a look at what the Red Devils side did in training ahead of the match.

Shooting practice

United were seen testing their goalkeepers ahead of the Champions League tie.

Both David De Gea and Dean Henderson faced many shots from their team-mates and appeared in good spirits ahead of the match.

De Gea is poised to start the contest after excelling against PSG last time out.

And that means Henderson should be on the bench, despite the Red Devils shot-stopper shining in his two appearances so far this term.

Lee Grant has been named in the squad but there’s no place for Sergio Romero, who is out in the cold at the current moment in time.

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Running (Of course)

As you’d expect, United players were also seen working on their fitness ahead of the match against RB Leipzig.

Harry Maguire, Donny van de Beek, Nemanja Matic, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and the rest of the squad were all put through their places as they fight to start the match.

Facundo Pellistri was also glimpsed.

The Uruguay international moved to the club and recently made his debut for the club’s Under23s side against Everton on Friday.

But whether he makes the starting XI or the bench for Leipzig remains to be seen.


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Football clubs love a rondo.

And it’s no surprise that United were working on their ball retention work ahead of the game.

Paul Pogba was the man in the middle and the France international looked content, smiling and laughing with his team-mates.

Brandon Williams was also spotted being in the centre of the rondo as he looks to secure a starting berth.

The England international has struggled for minutes this term but could get his chance at left-back.

Alex Telles may not start the match as United try to settle him into English football.

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Solskjaer on Van de Beek

United star Van de Beek has barely played so far but, speaking ahead of the match, Solskjaer insisted he’d get his chance.

“When players come into a new team, a new league it’s always going to be a time that he adapts,” he said.

“When Donny has played, he’s played really well. It says a lot about our depth of quality in the squad that we don’t have to use him every game. It also says everything about our ambitions.

“Donny is going to play a big big part this year. I know at the moment the topic is Donny van de Beek.

“It’s nice for some players and commentators to have a little go, but you have to know that you don’t have to start the first three games to be a very important player in the squad. He’s going to be important, don’t worry about that.”

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