Erik ten Hag clarifies new signing ’Wout Weghorst’ availability for Manchester derby

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Wout Weghorst will not be available to make his debut against Manchester City on Saturday.

The Red Devils host their neighbourhood rivals in the day’s early kick-off, and United had initially hoped to register the Dutch striker – who is joining on loan from Burnley until the end of the season – in time to be part of Ten Hag’s matchday squad.

But speaking to the media for his pre-match duties, Ten Hag admitted that although a deal is imminent “he will not be available for tomorrow.”

United’s boss also ruled Diogo Dalot out of contention to face City, who trail Premier League leaders Arsenal by five points, which is likely to see a resurgent Aaron Wan-Bissaka continue at right-back.

Ten Hag also spoke about the fitness of Anthony Martial, saying: “Anthony Martial trained this morning, so we have to wait how he recovered from his training and that will be decided tomorrow.

“It is a small thing in his leg so it will be better tomorrow or he will be available for Wednesday.”

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