- Manchester United host West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night
- The Red Devils’ matchday team arrived at their pre-game hotel on Wednesday
- Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Maguire and Paul Pogba didn’t get off the bus
- David de Gea and Rafael Varane have also been rested for United
- Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes and Phil Jones were spotted at the pre-game hotel
- Youngsters Anthony Elanga, Dean Henderson and Jesse Lingard were also present.
Manchester United appear to have dropped Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire, Rafael Varane and David de Gea on the day of their Carabao Cup match against West Ham.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side hosted the Hammers on Wednesday night and the Red Devils boss looking to advance to the fourth round prepares to fill his squad with fringe players and youngsters as he rests his first-team stars .
United players got off the team bus at the Hyatt Hotel on Wednesday as they made final preparations ahead of their Old Trafford match, in which Ronaldo was not seen in and between the traveling squad at Manchester City Centre.
Manchester United seem to have rested Cristiano Ronaldo for their Carabao Cup tie with West Ham, but Bruno Fernandes (above) has traveled with the team
The Red Devils Match Day Team arrives at the Hyatt Hotel before Wednesday’s game
Jadon Sancho (left) has traveled with the team and Anthony Elanga (right) is also set to play
First-choice centre-half Varane and Maguire were not present, with Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailey and Phil Jones – who are looking to make their first senior appearance in 20 months following a knee injury – entering the hotel before the clash.
Dean Henderson could be making his United return after his troubles with the coronavirus – with England international Tom Heaton getting off the bus – with regular No. 1 De Gea hinting at Manchester on Wednesday.
Bruno Fernandes, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek and Jesse Lingard were also seen at the Hyatt Hotel, with French midfielder Pogba absent.
United have probably rested Ronaldo (third right) along with Paul Pogba (far right), Harry Maguire (far left) and Rafael Varane (second right).
Dean Henderson and Phil Jones (left to right) could return from injury tonight
Other senior first-team stars looking to join are Jadon Sancho, who is still on the hunt for his first Manchester United goal, Spanish midfielder Juan Mata, striker Anthony Martial and left-back Alex Tels.
Nemanja Matic, Mason Greenwood and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who played in United’s last match at West Ham on Sunday, were also part of the squad traveling to the hotel.
There was also a spot in the team coach for 19-year-old forward Anthony Elanga, who made two appearances for the first team and scored a Premier League goal in the previous stint for the Red Devils.
Jesse Lingard (left) and Mason Greenwood (right) make up a strong traveling team for United
Aaron Wan-Bissaka made his West Ham debut for United on Sunday and could play on Wednesday
United boss Solskjaer revealed this week that he is likely to rest players for tonight’s Carabao Cup tour, ahead of a busy week that will see the Red Devils over a Saturday lunch before taking on Villarreal in the Champions League next Wednesday. The host looks at Aston Villa.
“We didn’t lose anyone on Sunday, so it’s the same team or the same pool of players,” Solskjaer told United’s official website. ‘We know it is early in the season and he needs a few minutes to get back to proper fitness so I will make some changes.’
West Ham, meanwhile, are likely to make some changes to their starting eleven, with David Moyes’ side heading to Leeds on Saturday before taking on Rapid Vienna in next Thursday’s Europa League.
Scott McTominay (left) and Donny van de Beek (right) can start in midfield for the Red Devils
Hammers captain Mark Noble, who missed a stoppage time penalty in the club’s 2-1 Premier League defeat to the Red Devils on Sunday, may get a chance to make amends by starting in Manchester.
He told Hammer TV: ‘I’m sure the boss will make some changes due to the coming games and the number of games the international boys have already played, so we’ll see which team he picks.’
Goalkeeper Alphonse Arriola for Noble Hammer could start with new signings Alex Krall and full-backs Ryan Fredericks and Arthur Masuaku.