Manchester United face Nottingham Forest on Tuesday evening.
United head into the game on a decent run of form. They are 5th in the Premier League, just three points off 4th-place Tottenham, who they have a game in hand on.
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Ahead of the game, Erik Ten Hag provided a number of updates on his side.
Firstly, Ten Hag provided updates on Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane after the pair clashed in the World Cup final last week:
“I can’t answer that question now,” he said, when asked if Lisandro will be back for the Forest game. “He is still celebrating now in Buenos Aires now, going around in the touring car! Going around in Buenos Aires and I can understand it, it is very emotional when you achieve this World Cup success in your country. “It is magnificent, it is the highest that you can achieve [in football]. Licha also has to understand that on December 27, the Premier League is back!’”
“He [Varane] is disappointed, as anybody would be after losing the World Cup final,” added the manager. “I think he can also be proud [to have played] again in the final, with all that he has achieved in his football career.
“It is a massive performance as a team, and a player like Rapha, when you win so many trophies. Even though he finished second, it is a massive achievement because the level of the nation is so high. They came into the final and, even in the final, they were very close.”
Elsewhere, Ten Hag added that he does not think Jadon Sancho will be available.
And finally, the Dutchman gave an update on Harry Maguire: “I can’t answer because Harry is sick. I don’t know how that develops. We have to wait. Maybe the coming hours, maybe the coming days, and then we will see if he is available for Forest.”