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Man United prepared for Everton game in Cyprus


Manchester United remained in Cyprus after their exciting 3-2 Europa League victory over Omonia Nicosia on Thursday evening.

Erik ten Hag’s side returned to the team hotel after the game and trained nearby before embarking for the flight home to Manchester on Friday afternoon. The Red Devils have a tough assignment against Everton at Goodison Park at 8pm tonight.

United would usually set off for the UK within hours of the final whistle, and they did so for their last European game, the 2-0 victory over Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova on September 15.

The Cyprus decision gave the squad 48 hours to prepare for tonight’s game at Merseyside.

The squad enjoyed the warm weather in Cyprus for an extra day, with Ten Hag explaining his decision to remain on the Mediterran­ean island.

“Because it’s best in relation to recovery and to prepare for the game today,” Erik said.

Ten Hag was pleased the Reds responded to the setback of falling behind and recovering, but he still feels that there is room for improvemen­t.

“It’s a process. A project and a process we knew that from the start,” he said. “We have to give every day our maximum.”

 ?? /Getty Images ?? Coach Erik ten Hag of Manchester United
/Getty Images Coach Erik ten Hag of Manchester United

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