Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to have a fully-fit squad at his disposable for Manchester United’s return to Premier League action this Friday against Spurs.
Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba should be available after they both recovered from foot and back injuries respectively, with defender Eric Bailly also making a return (Manchester Utd official website).
The report claims that Pogba and Rashford have ‘a great chance of being involved’, while Andreas Pereira is fit and ready to go. Academy youngsters, Teden Mengi and James Garner, have also both been training with the first-team.
However, the Daily Mail reported this week that Pogba is set to be benched for Manchester United’s return to Premier League action.
Odion Ighalo will also be available for selection after his loan deal was extended to January 2021 from Shanghai Shenhua (BBC).
Solskjaer said: “Well, we hope everybody’s going to be ready for the first game. We’ve had time out so I don’t think we can expect that those lads who’ve missed lots of the football can last the full game. But now the rules have changed, we can use five subs and have nine on the bench.
“I think that’s helpful because footballers, after being out for so long, going into competitive games will be a challenge for them and we have to look after them injury-wise and fitness-wise. We can’t just flog one player and say to them, ‘you play every game and every minute’ because it might be a period when we have to rotate quite often.”
Jose Mourinho also looks set to have the majority of his first-team players available for the club’s return to Premier League action on June 19.
Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko, Son Heung-Min, and Steven Bergwijn are all back in training after facing lengthy spells on the sideline.
However, Dele Alli will miss the match against Man Utd as he serves a one-match ban imposed by the FA for misconduct (BBC).
The return of Kane, Sissoko, Bergwijn, and Son Is going to be huge in the final nine games. Especially, Kane, who Spurs clearly missed in their last few matches before the season was suspended. Spurs will miss Dele, and his partnership with Kane, and hopefully Tanganga’s injury is not serious as the youngster was just starting to become a regular.
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