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Full Match Highlight – Manchester United 3 vs 0 Barnsley – Antony and Van de Beek scores as Man Utd wins in close-door friendly

In a friendly match at Carrington, Manchester United secured a convincing 3-0 victory over Barnsley. The match featured several first-team players who were in need of more playing time against the League One club.

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This behind-closed-doors encounter saw United facing a Barnsley team also composed of fringe players. The Premier League side emerged as comfortable winners in this contest.

Among the notable players in the starting lineup were Donny van de Beek and Antony. Antony was working on regaining his match fitness after a short absence and was aiming for a potential return to the starting XI against Sheffield United following the international break.

Antony had missed slightly over two weeks of training as he took a leave of absence to address allegations of abuse, which he vehemently denied. Since his return to Carrington, he has made appearances as a substitute in matches against Galatasaray and Brentford.

On the other hand, Van de Beek’s playing time for United had been limited to just 21 minutes this season, spread across two substitute appearances.

He was expected to depart during the summer transfer window and is not registered in the Champions League squad. However, reports suggest that he found the back of the net in the match against Barnsley.

Initially, Kobbie Mainoo was scheduled to play, but his return to action was postponed. United’s coaching staff decided it was too early for him to feature after a lengthy injury layoff.

The 18-year-old had been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury during the opening moments of a pre-season match against Real Madrid, and the club’s coaches preferred not to rush his return.

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