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The Man United players expected to play in behind-closed-doors friendly vs Burnley



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Manchester United are set to play a behind-closed-doors friendly game against Burnley on Wednesday afternoon, with several youngsters expected to be involved.

Erik ten Hag’s team have now played two Premier League fixtures and are looking ahead to facing Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford on Saturday. However, the United boss is again looking to test his squad in a friendly game at the Carrington training complex.

The Reds faced up against Everton behind closed doors last week and won 2-0 through an own-goal and Scott McTominay. The game provided opportunities for a range of the wider squad, including Anthony Martial.

After a difficult start to the campaign, Ten Hag will be looking to use the encounter against Burnley as another opportunity for the squad to build up fitness levels ahead of a busy season.

Richard Fay of the Manchester Evening News has reported that Hannibal Mejbri, Isak Hansen-Aaroen, Omari Forson and Marc Jurado are all expected to be involved. The four academy players were left out of the Under-21s squad that won on penalties against Stockport County in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night.

The reporter also mentioned that the game could provide an opportunity for new signing Rasmus Hojlund to get minutes under his belt as he continues to work through a minor back issue – although adding that there has been no indication yet that he will feature.

Again, this match will likely provide more opportunities for the fringe players rather than the starting team.

Those who played in the Everton clash, according to the aforementioned report, included Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire, Donny van de Beek, Martial, Mejbri and Dan Gore.

Most of those players could be involved again as they look to provide competition in the Premier League and cup competitions.

Gore, however, is unlikely to be involved after captaining the U21s at Edgeley Park last night.