Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial return to Man Utd to train away from first team camp

Manchester United stars Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial train at Carrington instead of being with the first team after their return for the preseason.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the pair were excluded from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first team to travel to Surrey this week as they are under medical surveillance.

Solskjaer is running a training camp at Pennyhill Park and the two injured are expected to join the main squad on Monday.

They will then have two days to impress to play in their second preseason friendly against Brentford on Wednesday.

United faced Derby in their first friendly where they beat the men of club legend Wayne Rooney 2-1.

Martial hasn’t played since he injured his knee in March and is getting back into shape at Carrington.

Anthony Martial wants to join United on Monday
Anthony Martial wants to join United on Monday

The forward lost his place in the first-team last season to Edinson Cavani after scoring just two goals, both goals coming in the club’s 9-0 demolition at Southampton.

He is currently working alongside Van de Beek who withdrew from the Netherlands squad at Euro 2020 due to a groin injury.

The star is now in great physical shape alongside Martial ahead of his second Premier League season.

Speaking after United’s game against Derby, Solskjaer said: “They are [Martial and Van de Beek] not ready yet.

“They’ll probably train 100% with us for a week on Monday. They’re still working hard to get into the squad.

“Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba? It won’t be next week, right. The week after.” Fernandes and Pogba have had an extended break due to their Euro 2020 duties.

Van de Beek is reportedly keen to fight for his place in the squad after a disappointing first season at United.

The star is only one year away from his five-year contract and the Manchester Evening News reports that he will reject all offers from other clubs this summer.

He has already touched on his lack of playing time, saying in November: “I’m a patient person, but of course you go there to play as much as possible.

“I also think – in the minutes that I have done, in the times that I have entered – I have shown that I can add something to the team.”

When Van de Beek leaves the first team next week, he can have his chance to prove his worth.

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