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Christian Eriksen at Carrington, Donny van de Beek out as Manchester United prepare for cup clash with Burnley

Manchester United are currently preparing for a fourth-round clash in the Carabao Cup against Burnley on December 21.

The latest team news out of Carrington suggests several first-team players will not be in contention to start on Wednesday. 

After spending a few days in Spain for a training session and playing two friendlies, the squad will be keen to face new challenges this season. 

However, with the World Cup ending on Sunday, it is unlikely that Erik ten Hag will have all his resources at hand.

Lisandro Martinez will be featuring in the final for Argentina, while Raphael Varane is striving to join him there as France play Morocco this evening.

In the latest news from, Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen is available and is currently training at Carrington. Facundo Pellistri, who played in Qatar for Uruguay, is also in Manchester.

However, things don’t look bright for Jadon Sancho, who will miss the restart of the season as he trains to improve his physical and mental fitness. 

Donny van de Beek’s availability is also uncertain, as he was pulled out of the squad before the friendly in Spain against Real Betis.

The Dutch star will probably not feature in the game against Burnley. Teden Mengi will also be unavailable, as he was stretchered out of the same game. 

Forwards Alejandro Garnacho and Anthony Martial will be available for the restart of club football and will likely play a vital role in helping United get off to a winning start.