Manchester United XI vs Cadiz: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest for friendly match
United are heading on a mid-season tour to Spain, first taking on Cadiz on December 7 (7pm GMT kick off), before playing another LaLiga outfit in Real Betis on December 10.
And for the Cadiz clash, Ten Hag could well field an incredibly youthful United starting XI, given the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and others are away at the World Cup.
Ten Hag has taken a 29-man squad to Andalusia, with talented youngsters like Zidane Iqbal and Alejandro Garnacho likely to take centre stage. They could both start at Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla, with Teden Mengi set to start at centre-back given the participation of Maguire, Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane in the World Cup knockout stages.
Senior heads David de Gea, Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial would all benefit from minutes on the pitch, as would the likes of Donny van de Beek and Anthony Elanga, who have found game time difficult to come by in the Premier League this season.
Predicted Manchester United XI: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Mengi, Williams; McTominay, Iqbal, Van de Beek; Elanga, Martial, Garnacho.