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Two players return to Manchester United training ground early

After over a year since Erik ten Hag assumed his role as Manchester United’s manager, a long-awaited in-person encounter with Dean Henderson is on the cards.

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Dean Henderson, is back at the club’s Carrington training facility to expedite his recovery process following a thigh injury.

Since January, the 26-year-old goalkeeper has been sidelined due to a thigh strain, which led to surgery the previous month. Although he’s likely to miss part of the pre-season, he is anticipated to be match-ready when the new season commences.

Last seen at Carrington in May 2022, Henderson returned to train under the new coach, Erik Ten Hag, for the first time. This follows after a hesitant start last June when discussions to transfer him on loan to Nottingham Forest were progressing.

Forest expressed their desire to Henderson to secure him in a deal potentially worth £30 million. The England international believes that his move to City Ground will be finalised.

It’s noteworthy that Henderson and Ten Hag haven’t had an in-person meeting yet, and their communication has been minimal during his tenure at Forest.

In a related development, Lisandro Martinez is also back at Carrington, on his path to recovery from a metatarsal fracture. He suffered the injury during the Europa League quarter-final tie against Sevilla in April.

The club expects the first group of players to begin pre-season training in the coming week. This is in preparation for United’s first friendly match against Leeds United in Oslo, scheduled for July 12.

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