About Seven Manchester United players could be in action tonight in the UEFA Nations League.
Over the weekend, the likes Edinson Cavani scored to help Uruguay beat Columbia 3-0. In Europe, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial helped France beat Bruno Fernandes’ Portugal 1-0. Well, in Portugal.
Man United centre-back Victor Lindelof inspired Sweden to a well-deserved 2-1 win over Croatia whilst Harry Maguire missed England’s 2-0 defeat to Belgium due to suspension but the latter will be available for the Three Lions’ next match on Wednesday.
Scott McTominay, Dean Henderson and David de Gea were unused substitutes for Scotland, England and Spain respectively. Donny Van de Beek came off the bench in the second half to take part in Hollands’ 3-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina last weekend. Daniel James played the full 90 minutes as Wales beat Ireland 1-0 at Cardiff City.
Tonight, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial could come up against Victor Lindelof’s Sweden at Stade de France (20:45) whilst Bruno Fernandes could feature in Portugal’s clash against Croatia at 20:45 kick-off time.
At Estadio de La Cartuja, David de Gea could return back to the starting XI as Spain plan to take on Germany. At 12:00AM on Wednesday, Alex Telles and Edinson Cavani could lock horns when Brazil take on Uruguay.
Pogba has struggled for consistency this season but put out a decent performance that inspired France to a 1-0 win over Portugal last weekend.
Match-winning goalscorer, N’Golo Kante, feels satisfied with Paul Pogba’s performance and defended the Manchester United midfielder’s shaky start to the season by claiming the ex-Juventus star has struggled with injuries.
“He’s been injured for a while and it had been a while since we had played together,” N’Golo Kante told TF1 show ‘Telefoot’. “We remember the World Cup that we played together. It’s a pleasure to play with Paul.
“On the pitch, we felt great. I’m satisfied with the performance and the performance of the team. We were at the level we needed to be at.
“There’s a lot expected of us. We’re the world champion and the European Championship will be another challenge, but it’s certain that we’re a great team.”