International break comes at best possible time for Manchester United and Erik ten Hag

But with Manchester United having a difficult start to the season, winning two of the four and coming off the back of the painful Arsenal defeat, the break could not have come at a better time for Erik ten Hag, especially with how they and the away fans went from celebration to misery within minutes from the offside call and defensive capitulation.

The Reds currently sit 11th, they will hope to use this period to rebuild confidence for supporters before their fixture against Brighton on September 16.

United has already suffered from a growing injury list, with players such as Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, and Mason Mount, missing the Arsenal game. The United faithful will be hoping that both Varane and Mount will use this two-week break to come back into the squad fully-fit for the home fixture.

Ten Hag will also use the break as an opportunity for Rasmus Hojlund to return to full fitness when he travels with the Danish team alongside teammate Christian Eriksen. The 20-year-old forward looked promising in his second-half appearance against Arsenal and will be someone the manager hopes to utilise after the break with the 72million signing only making one appearance since signing joining from Atlanta.

Nonetheless, games against San Marino and Finland should allow the promising young striker to get back to match fitness.

As well as that, Erik Ten Hag will be hoping the international break will help players to rebuild confidence and get valuable minutes away from Old Trafford. One player who will be getting attention this fortnight will be former captain Harry Maguire, with the defender already having a tough start to the campaign.

The England defender has had a tough summer at United, losing his captaincy and being offered moves away from the club, with West Ham United pushing for a move. The defender has stayed put in Manchester, opting to fight for minutes.

With injuries to many defenders in the England camp and the likes of Man Citys John Stones and Aston Villas Tyrone Mings being unavailable, Maguire could potentially start against Ukraine and Scotland.

Another player that might benefit from the break is the most recent signing for Ten Hag, with Sofyan Amrabat joining from Fiorentina on loan. The Moroccan midfielder hasnt played for the Italian side since the UEFA Europa Conference League final, so the opportunity to play in the AFCON qualifiers will give him the chance to get back to match fitness.