Manchester United head to Spain to take on La Liga side, Real Betis, who they beat 4-1 in the first leg. However, the Dutch boss confirmed to the press that Alejandro Garnacho will be out for "weeks" with an injury, whereas other star forwards, Antony and Anthony Martial have not travelled with the squad for their Europa League last-16 second leg against Real Betis. (More Football News)
In what appears to be a swipe at English Premier League leaders Arsenal, ten Hag was amused that the North Londoners had a 'fully fit' squad unlike his.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Ten Hag said: "Man City home [2-1 victory in January], it was the only time this season [that United had a fully fit squad], in other times, every time, every game is a player suspended, injured, illness. So we have to deal with it well, of course, you hope.
"I see Arsenal, they almost have all the time a squad that is totally available."
Manchester United will also be without Christian Eriksen and Donny van de Beek, who are still longer-term absentees, and Casemiro, who is on a four-game domestic ban.
Arsenal fans took to Twitter to show their displeasure towards the Red Devils boss:
He does not watch us, whatsoever.— Eduardo Hagn (@EduardoHagn) March 15, 2023
Arsenal's second highest scorer from last season has effectively missed 2022-23.— James Benge (@jamesbenge) March 15, 2023
Their two big summer signings have missed 19 Premier League games combined.
The midfielder around whom everything pivots has been fit enough to start 20 of 27 top flight games. https://t.co/NDexx0HclP
Fair play to Erik for keeping a straight face https://t.co/Ahtyskurqz— Adrian Clarke (@adrianjclarke) March 15, 2023