Exclusive: Lisandro Martinez & Christian Eriksen Could Join Manchester United Training On Tuesday, Club Source States

Exclusive: Lisandro Martinez & Christian Eriksen Could Join Manchester United Training On Tuesday, Club Source States

After a successful pre-season tour in Thailand and Australia, Manchester United could be joined by their two new signings on Tuesday.

A club source has confirmed to UtdDistrict that both Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez could train with Erik ten Hag’s squad this coming Tuesday, when the rest of the squad return to training, if their registration process is complete in time.

The United squad flew back to Manchester on Saturday evening after their 2-2 draw with Aston Villa in Perth.

They have been given the Monday off, before they return to work at Carrington on the following Tuesday.

Christian Eriksen’s announcement on 15 July was closely followed by the agreement between United and Ajax for the signing of Lisandro Martinez, subject to a successful work visa application, medical and confirmation of player terms, two days later.

However, neither player joined the club whilst on tour, and are yet to be pictured in the red and white of United. Erik ten Hag explained why it wasn’t worthwhile flying them out.

“Unfortunately we cannot have them here in the tour,” Ten Hag explained last week, “Because at the moment they arrive here we will fly back. So that doesn’t make sense.

“We cannot wait to involve them in our squad and the fans also cannot wait.”

Ten Hag would’ve been happy with what he has seen so far of his squad, with three impressive wins against Liverpool, Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace.

Even the last minute equaliser from Vila on Saturday couldn’t take away from what was a dominant first half performance from United.

Yet, Ten Hag’s strive for improvement was clear after the game, with his desire for his team to dominate games from start to finish shining through.

“First half, decent performance, two-nil up. Second half, we came back out of the dressing room, we had to control the game but we gave it away. That’s no good, so there is a lesson,” he told MUTV after the game.

United are not finished with their pre-season, though, with two remaining fixtures scheduled before the Premier League curtain raiser against Brighton.

Firstly comes an encounter in Oslo against Atletico Madrid, before the Reds return to Manchester again to face Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford on 31 July.

It’s more than likely that we see Eriksen and Martinez make their unofficial United bow in one of these fixtures, an exciting prospect for Ten Hag, the squad and supporters.

With the following week being the start of the league campaign, the new manager will hope to have fine-tuned his squad enough to start the season with a victory.

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