Casemiro, who transferred from Real Madrid a few days ago, could make his Manchester United debut at Southampton on Saturday, Erik ten Hag said on Friday.
« Casemiro is in good shape, he has done all the training sessions. He first trained alone, and for the past few days he has been training with the team“, declared the Dutch technician in a press conference.
If the Mancunians can possibly count on him on Saturday to try to garner a second success, after two initial defeats at the start of the championship, they will however have to do without French striker Anthony Martial, injured in the Achilles tendon.
The length of Martial’s absence still unknown
« I can’t give you a prediction, I don’t know how long he will be out, but I hope he will be there for the next game“Said Erik ten Hag about the French, absent in the first two games of the season but came into play last Monday in the victory against Liverpool (2-1).
Asked about possible new transfers to be expected from Manchester United – also agitated by the debates around the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, confined to a substitute role at the start of the season and to whom the press lends desires to leave -, the Dutch coach also acknowledged that the club had « need players, clearly« . « But we need players who match our needs« , he added.