Man Utd handed triple injury boost but at least 5 players out of Sheffield Utd trip
Manchester United have been handed a triple injury boost with Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe and Nemanja Matic all back in training.
Manchester United have been handed a triple injury boost ahead of their trip to Sheffield United with Luke Shaw, Axel Tuanzebe and Nemanja Matic all back in first team training.
Shaw has featured just three times this season after suffering a hamstring injury during United’s defeat to Crystal Palace in August but the full-back stepped-up his recovery by taking part in full training on Wednesday.
Tuanzebe was also among the players that trained at United’s training base yesterday as he looks to make his comeback from a hip injury that he sustained during the warm-up ahead of the 1-1 draw with Liverpool a month ago.
In a triple boost for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Matic is also back in full training as the midfielder bids to make his return to action having not featured since Man Utd’s trip to West Ham on September 22.
The trio will all be assessed by United’s coaching staff over the next 48 hours before a decision is made over their availability for Sunday’s trip to Bramall Lane to take on Sheffield United.
Eric Bailly, Tim Fosu-Mensah and Diogo Dalot took part in light training away from the main squad on Wednesday as they continue their rehabilitation from long-term injuries so they remain unavailable for selection this weekend.
Paul Pogba is also still on the sidelines as he continues to overcome a niggling ankle injury while Scott McTominay did not train yesterday after picking up an ankle injury during United’s win over Brighton before the international break.
It means Solskjaer will still be without at least five first team players for the Sheffield United game on Sunday, and that number could rise depending on whether Shaw, Matic and Tuanzebe are passed fit.
However, Ashley Young will return to the squad after serving a one-match suspension last time out so he’ll be pushing for a recall – although youngster Brandon Williams may keep his place at left-back after impressing against Brighton.
Manchester United head into the weekend action sitting seventh in the Premier League table and they’ll face a tough game against a Sheffield United side that are flying high in fifth following an excellent return to life in the top flight.
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