This evening, Manchester United booked their place in the FA Cup semi-finals after seeing out an emphatic 3-1 win over Fulham at Old Trafford.
Club action now takes a short break for the next fortnight and will resume on April 2 for the Reds, when they face Newcastle United at St. James’ Park.
If it was up to Erik ten Hag, he’d likely much rather keep all his players wrapped up in bubble wrap until the international break passes, ensuring all his key men stay fit for the hectic end to the season on the horizon.
To be honest, playing every midweek AND weekend fixture for practically the whole season so far should have earned them a break, but if anything it’s made them more in demand.
Reds on international duty
Several Reds have been called up to represent their nations over the next two weeks in either friendlies, UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying matches or Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Here’s a list of those who will be kept busy on the pitch.
England: Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Kobbie Mainoo (U19s)
Portugal: Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot
Brazil: Antony, Casemiro and Alex Telles (loan)
Netherlands: Tyrell Malacia and Wout Weghorst
Argentina: Lisandro Martinez (Alejandro Garnacho received a call-up but was forced to withdraw through injury)
Sweden: Victor Lindelof and Anthony Elanga
Ivory Coast: Amad Diallo and Eric Bailly (loan)
Tunisia: Hannibal Mejbri (loan)
Austria: Marcel Sabitzer
Uruguay: Facundo Pellistri
Scotland: Scott McTominay
Fred & McTominey are missing
Thanks, I missed McTominay. From what I can see Fred didn’t get a Brazil call-up
It pained me that garnacho is suffering injuries