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Man United evening headlines as Cavani and Maguire miss training

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Here are the Manchester United evening headlines for Thursday, November 19.

Cavani and Maguire miss Manchester United training

Edinson Cavani and Harry Maguire were the most notable absentees from the Manchester United training ground on Thursday, as players reported back from international duty.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is preparing his side for a game against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday night.

You can read a full update on the squad’s condition as they returned to the AON training complex here.

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United coach explains how Pellistri is progressing in training

Manchester United Under-23s manager Neil Wood has confirmed Facundo Pellistri is making good progress during first-team training sessions.

Pelistri is making good progress in first-team training sessions, Wood has confirmed.

“It’s not easy to come to a different country and hit the ground running, you see that at the highest level. So it’s great for him to get on the pitch and get some minutes behind him and a bit of match sharpness. It will help him in the long run.

“I know tonight [at Morecambe] is not the ideal situation for him, but it can only benefit him being out on the pitch.”

Chong asked about long-term future at United

Tahith Chong has reaffirmed his desire to have a future at Manchester United as he continues to develop on loan at Werder Bremen.

The Dutch youngster spoke to German outlet BILD about his situation at Old Trafford and about the influence of teammate Juan Mata, but was keen to stress that as much as he is enjoying his time in Bremen his focus remains on United.

“I am very much in the here and now, and avoid looking too much into the future,” he told BILD. “I can say that I feel very comfortable here.

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United get their Premier League campaign back underway on Saturday when they welcome strugglers West Brom to Old Trafford.

The under-pressure Reds came from behind to beat Everton last time out thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ double and Edinson Cavani’s first goal for United.

The players are returning from the two-week international break, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to have as few injury and fitness concerns as possible among the stars coming back from international duty.

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“Everyone is very accommodating to me, and I have made friends here. I can’t judge what people expect. I’ve been here two and a half months now; I have to learn a new language and get used to the game.”

The winger has played seven times for Bremen so far this season, racking up 206 minutes of action and registering one goal during that time.

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