Jan Vertonghen is struggling with a calf injury and it remains to be seen whether the Anderlecht defender can make minutes in Friday’s friendly match and how many. The Red Devils will train for the first time this afternoon in Kuwait and the player will be discussed which exercises (on and off the field) and which intensity he can already handle. In any case, no risks will be taken. In the vicinity of Vertonghen, it can be heard that the first World Cup match against Canada on November 23 will not be a problem.
Denayer joins selection
Jason Denayer is on the B list again: if there are dropouts, the defender may still be able to go to Qatar. For the time being there are no signals that point to that scenario, yet he already appeared today with the Red Devils in Kuwait. Denayer currently plays at Shabab Dubai and was therefore “nearby”. There are not 26, but 27 Red Devils.