Three things spotted in Manchester United training before Coventry as youngsters aim to impress

Zach Baumnn, James Scanlon, Antony and Ethan Wheatley of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Carrington Training Ground on April 10, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Antony returned to Manchester United training and was joined by the likes of Zach Baumann, James Scanlon, Antony and Ethan Wheatley and other young players -Credit:(Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Erik ten Hag faces a huge week at Carrington as Manchester United prepare for an FA Cup semi-final against Coventry City.

Last weekend against Bournemouth, United were held to a 2-2 draw with Bruno Fernandes continuing his good form in front of goal by scoring a brace. A number of issues emerged surrounding the clash with Antony missing out due to injury while Alejandro Garnacho was withdrawn at half-time with some disciplinary concerns emerging after the game.

The Argentina international then liked a number of X posts that criticised the United boss and as reported by the Manchester Evening News on Monday, Ten Hag addressed the winger's social media activity with him personally. With Champions League qualification hopes dwindling, United may need to rely on the FA Cup for it to be considered a successful season.

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Over the last few weeks, Ten Hag has been dealt a significant number of injury setbacks; however, a welcome boost appears to have arrived. Ahead of the cup tie against Coventry, the Manchester Evening News has taken a look at the latest set of training images.

Antony injury update

After missing out against Bournemouth, Antony was captured back in United training on Tuesday to give Ten Hag a significant boost. The Brazil international has improved his attacking game in recent weeks and will be hoping to make an impact for United at Wembley this weekend.

Youngsters involved

With numerous injuries plaguing his squad, Ten Hag has chosen to call up a number of academy prospects into first-team training. Harry Amass, Zachary Baumann, James Scanlon, Ethan Wheatley were among the young players involved, and some of could be named in the squad to face Coventry.

Ten Hag chat

With Antony likely back, Ten Hag will be hoping his most expensive summer signing can make an impact in the final weeks of the season.

Against Liverpool in the previous round and in the clash with Chelsea earlier this month, Antony put in two impressive displays, and he may be needed in the remaining seven games. In training, Ten Hag was spotted enjoying a light conversation with the 24-year-old as he placed his hand on his shoulder.