The Reds had several academy graduates training with the first-team ahead of our second leg against Granada in the Europa League quarter-finals.
Will Fish, 18, joined in Tuesday’s training session at Carrington with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer limited for choices at centre-back ahead of the match, as per Manchester Evening News.
To help balance the squad for training purposes, it made total sense for the manager to call up one of the younger lads and Fish will benefit as a result.
In the first leg, Harry Maguire was one of three players who received a yellow card to warrant suspension for the upcoming Europa League match. Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay also miss out.
Fish has made 17 appearances in Premier League 2 this season, with currently positioned 8th in the table. Although he is not currently listed in the Europa League squad, it will be a great experience for the youngster to train with the senior lads.
Meanwhile, Eric Bailly is expected to be available for on Thursday night after testing positive for coronavirus and self-isolating in the Ivory Coast.
Anthony Elanga and Shola Shoretire also trained with the first-team. The former was on the bench in Granada last week, while the latter made his debut against Real Sociedad earlier in the competition.
It wouldn’t surprise us if Amad Diallo made his first start for the club in our midweek fixture.
Update: MEN claim Fish has been added to the squad.