Brazil manager Tite has called up four Manchester United players for the final two international friendlies against Ghana and Tunisia before the World Cup.
Casemiro and Fred have been mainstays in Tite’s midfield over a number of years, and there are no surprises that the duo have made the 26-man squad.
The former has had an unfavourable start to his United career with just one start in four appearances, and he has yet to replicate his form from his Real Madrid days.
Despite this, he has been an undisputed starter for the national side. Both him and Fred have a terrific partnership together. Hopefully, we see the same at United soon.
Aside from the duo, Antony has also been included among nine forwards. The 22-year-old missed the June internationals as he was carrying an ankle injury.
He has now made an instant return to Tite’s squad and it is certainly well-deserved, considering his early season form at Ajax as well as his goal on his United debut.
Alex Telles, who is currently on loan at Sevilla, is the other player to have made the cut. The left-back recently said that his move was influenced by the World Cup.
The 29-year-old technically remains a United player with no buy option included, and we are happy for him to have got the nod from Tite for a third straight occasion.
With the World Cup set to begin in late November, United’s Brazilian quartet appear in a strong position to feature at the major showpiece, barring any untimely injuries.
Telles is probably the only player that could potentially miss out. He has bagged an assist from three league outings for Sevilla, but two of those have been 10-minute cameos.
His inclusion in the squad may depend on no one else improving over the next couple of months. Renan Lodi and Guilherme Arana are candidates that could compete for his spot.
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