Onana will return and I can finally select my strongest team — Man Utd boss Ten Hag

Onana will return and I can finally select my strongest team — Man Utd boss Ten Hag

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 16:45 - 30.01.2024

Erik ten Hag says he can finally select his strongest Manchester United team for the first time during his two-year Old Trafford reign.

Manchester United are set to face Wolves in the Premier League on Thursday with a fully fit squad. 

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Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, and Luke Shaw, who have spent months on the sidelines injured, played in Sunday's FA Cup win against Newport.

It was the first time they started together since August. Harry Maguire also made a late comeback after recovering from a groin problem.

Goalkeeper Andre Onana is back from the Africa Cup of Nations and is expected to return between the sticks. 

Manchester United's Ten Hag ready to play strongest team against Wolves

When asked if the Wolves game could be the first time he played his strongest team, Ten Hag, who confirmed Onana would be ready for Thursday, said: “It could be, potentially yeah.

Erik Ten Hag wins manager of the month.
Erik Ten Hag. (Photo Credit: BR Football/X)

 “Maybe for the first time as long as I was manager, we can pick a team from a squad that is probably the strongest.” 

On the return of key players, Ten Hag added: “I believe it is very important. Now they have to step up to match fitness 100 percent."

Rashford's availability is still unclear after the England international called in sick on Friday after spending the previous evening at a Belfast nightclub, with Ten Hag declaring the issue an “internal matter."

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