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Two Man Utd stars return early to Carrington ahead of pre-season

Dean Henderson and Lisandro Martinez have returned early to Manchester United’s training centre ahead of the pre-season campaign, Manchester Evening News report.

Henderson spent the recent season on loan with Nottingham Forest. He made the decision to join Steve Cooper’s side without any contact with manager Erik ten Hag.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper had a good stint with Forest until January when he picked up a thigh injury. The setback ended up ruling him out for the remainder of the campaign.

Henderson underwent surgery last month, but it is reported that he should be fit before the start of the new season. He has now returned to Carrington for his rehabilitation.

Manchester Evening News report that Forest are preparing a deal worth £30 million for Henderson, and the goalkeeper is convinced that he will make the permanent move.

Meanwhile, Lisandro Martinez is another early arrival at the Trafford Training centre as he looks to complete the final part of his recovery following a metatarsal surgery.

Unlike Henderson, the Argentine could be available next week when manager Erik ten Hag is due to start pre-season training. A section of the United squad should be present.

Elsewhere, a separate report from M.E.N suggests that Mason Greenwood could be loaned out next season with Ten Hag reluctant against sanctioning his permanent exit.

The Crown Prosecution Service dropped all charges against Greenwood earlier this year. The graduate could go abroad with interest from Italian, Spanish and Turkish clubs.

The England international has not played any form of competitive football over the past 16 months, and he will need regular minutes at the highest level to try and recapture his form.

By sending him out on loan next season, United and Ten Hag can offer themselves extra time to evaluate his future. A final decision over him could be made in the summer of 2024.