Erik ten Hag has conducted his pre-match press conference before Manchester United’s trip to face Leicester City.

He was asked about Cristiano Ronaldo, as expected, and appeared to suggest that the Portuguese superstar was set to stay at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman was also asked for an injury update on Anthony Martial and Victor Lindelof, who both missed Saturday’s win over Southampton.

Lindelof is back in training ahead of the game but he has to be monitored in order to check whether he is fit to play at the King Power Stadium.

Erik ten Hag press conference Leicester
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Erik ten Hag press conference ahead of Leicester clash

He said: “Victor Lindelof is training with the team, we will see today how far he is but just one session he was in.

“He was two, three weeks out. Martial is not available.”

While it is good news for Lindelof, Martial faces further frustration on the fitness front.

The Frenchman had a good pre-season but has only been able to make a 45 minute substitute appearance against Liverpool in the Premier League.

That is so frustrating for all concerned, especially as Ten Hag acknowledged elsewhere in his press conference that further attacking improvements are needed.

As for Lindelof, he faces a task to get back into the United backline with Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez having performed so well together.

It will be interesting to see whether he is the man Ten Hag turns to if he needs to make a defensive change, with captain Harry Maguire also currently on the bench.

Maguire endured a nightmare game against his old club in last season’s corresponding fixture, and it is expected he will be on the bench for this one.

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