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Solskjaer confirms: Fred, Darmian and Henderson to join Man Utd squad

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Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that the trio of Fred, Dean Henderson and Matteo Darmian will join our pre-season squad in Singapore.

The gaffer initially named a 28 man squad for the pre-season tour in Australia and both Fred and Matteo Darmian were the notable absentees from the squad which raised a few eye-brows.

However, it was later revealed by the club website that the duo had been given an extended time off due to family reasons.

Meanwhile, Goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who spent the last season on loan at Sheffield United, was involved in the Under-21 European Championship with England, hence, the 22-year-old was afforded the extra time-off.

Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer conducted a press-conference on the Tuesday morning at The WACA where he was asked to provide an update on the availability of the trio. Here’s what he said:

“After they’ve been given some leave, they’ll come to Singapore,” the manager told reporters.

“So we expect Dean, Fred and Matteo to join us there.”


Man Utd have been in Australia since the 8th of July and have already played and beaten Perth Glory 2-0 in the first game of the pre-season.

The Red Devils are set to take on Leeds United at the Optus Stadium on Wednesday with Luke Shaw and Lee Grant the notable absentees due to injury problems.

After wrapping up the Australian tour, the Red Devils are set to travel to Singapore on Thursday for the International Champions Cup match against Inter Milan which will be played at the Singapore National Stadium.

With the signing of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka already done, Man Utd will be hoping to wrap up the deal for Leicester City’s Harry Maguire as soon as possible and have him fly to Singapore for the International Champions Cup matches.


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