Arthur Theate (21) goes with the Red Devils to Italy for the Final Four of the Nations League. The defender of Bologna already trained with the Devils yesterday because Jason Denayer is suffering from a muscle injury. He must be ready to jump in, as UEFA allows the substitution of injured players during the tournament.
Theate is a left-footed defender, a profile that national coach Roberto Martinez has said in the past that the Red Devils are not too keen on. In the past, Theate was not considered good enough for Standard and Genk, but last season he completely blossomed at KV Oostende. In Italy, he was immediately good for a goal and an assist at his first starting spot last weekend.
The Belgian national team trained in Tubize this morning. At 3 pm their plane leaves Charleroi airport for Turin. There they will face France in the semi-finals of the Nations League on Thursday.