Man United to face Cadiz in friendly as part of training camp during World Cup in Qatar… with David de Gea and Jadon Sancho among the star names who could feature in game against the LaLiga side
- United will take on the LaLiga outfit on December 7 during their training camp
- A host of United’s players will be at the World Cup, which begins on Nov 20
- Those who have not been selected by their countries could make the trip
Manchester United have announced plans to play a friendly against LaLiga side Cadiz as part of a week-long training camp during the World Cup.
A United side featuring players not involved in the tournament will take on the Spanish outfit on December 7. United said the game would be the first of two friendly matches held while the winter World Cup is taking place in Qatar.
While many of United’s first-team squad will be at the World Cup, the match will give Erik ten Hag the chance to give his players a runout ahead of the resumption of the Premier League season on Boxing Day.
Erik ten Hag will take his Man United side to Spain for a training camp during the World Cup
United’s final game prior to the six-week shutdown is away to Fulham on November 13, before they get back underway against Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford on December 27.
Erik ten Hag’s men could have a Carabao Cup game in the week before Christmas should they beat Aston Villa in the third round on November 10.
David de Gea, Victor Lindelof and Scott McTominay are among the players who could feature in the Cadiz friendly.
De Gea has not even made Spain’s preliminary 55-man World Cup squad, while Lindelof and McTominay’s countries – Sweden and Scotland, respectively – have not qualified.
David de Gea is among the high-profile United stars who could make the trip to Spain
Jadon Sancho may also travel to Spain for the training camp as his chances of being selected for England by Gareth Southgate appear slim at this stage.
Sancho has struggled for form this season and was an unused substitute in the 1-0 victory over West Ham on Sunday.
French centre-back Raphael Varane is facing a race against time to be fit for the World Cup after suffering an injury in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea last Saturday.
Varane, who was visibly distraught as he left the pitch at Stamford Bridge, will not play for United again until the World Cup as a result of the injury.
Jadon Sancho may also be in the squad for the training camp as he could miss out on selection for the World Cup
It is possible the 29-year-old could remain with United instead of going to Qatar if the problem does not heal in time.
Other Premier League clubs are also set to embark on training camps abroad during the World Cup, which kicks off on November 20.
Newcastle will travel to Saudi Arabia, while Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has said he will take his team ‘to a place where the temperature is good’.
Ten Hag will be keen to use the training camp to hone his preparations ahead of the Premier League’s resumption