Manchester United’s players trained as normal on Thursday after an early morning fan protest at Carrington was diffused by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaches.

Eric Bailly was pictured in training for the first time since before the international break. Earlier in the week he had pictured himself outside Carrington as he joined back up with the squad.

The Ivory Coast looked happy, with United’s training kit matching his national team’s colours, as he joined in Thursday’s session.

Manchester United Training Session
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There were two young players in with the squad for the session, Anthony Elanga and Hannibal Mejbri.

Hannibal was ineligible for the Europa League, and while he trained while many players were on international duty, this was his first session alongside the whole first team group.

Manchester United Training Session
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Manchester United Training Session
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Neither player have made their Premier League debut, and while it is unlikely this weekend, this will have been good experience, and a chance for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take a look at them and how they handle the step up.

 

Both Hannibal and Elanga are expected to be in action tonight when the under-23s take on Chelsea and try and take revenge or at least give a better account of themselves than the last meeting, a 6-1 drubbing in December.

Solskjaer was also seen in animated discussion with Donny van de Beek, and Bruno Fernandes.

Manchester United Training Session
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Manchester United Training Session
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Paul Pogba and Axel Tuanzebe were among the stars featuring with United having a squad which is nearly fully fit.

Phil Jones continues to train alone, while Anthony Martial is out with a knee injury.

Manchester United Training Session
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