Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has conducted his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Chelsea.
Ten Hag will be looking to build on the momentum generated by the best performance of his reign, against Tottenham on Wednesday.
He was largely asked about Cristiano Ronaldo, but used a separate interview with club media to offer an injury update.
The Dutchman said that Anthony Martial is out of the game at Stamford Bridge but had a positive update on Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Erik ten Hag press conference before Chelsea v United
“Martial? He was on the [training] pitch, but he’s not available for tomorrow,” he said.
“We have to see how it develops in the coming days.”
“Aaron Wan-Bissaka is back on the pitch, so that’s good news, because we need everyone,” he added
“We have so many games to cover, so we need a big squad, you need that you can pick players, that you have choice.
“So I’m happy with that process.”
£50 million man Wan-Bissaka has never been a huge part of Ten Hag’s plans but he would offer cover at right-back during a frantic period before the World Cup.
Currently, the only alternatives are playing Victor Lindelof or Tyrell Malacia out of position if something happens to Diogo Dalot.
Martial’s injury frustrations continue during a season which has once again been plagued by them, and combined with Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence, means Marcus Rashford is likely to play through the middle tomorrow.