Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told onthat he has almost a full squad to choose from ahead of the first Premier League match of Manchester United in over three months, against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night.
The manager said his team is in good health, suggesting that Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are in line for selection after overcoming long-term injury problems.
Meanwhile, as midfielder Scott McTominay had done earlier, Eric Bailly had made a positive return to first-team play before the lockout.
United’s most recent Premier League starting XI (against Manchester City on 8 March) was as follows: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Wiliams; Fred, Matic, Fernandes; James, Martial.
Pogba, who hasn’t been featured for the Reds since December 2019, has played a full part in training, as has Rashford, whose season looked to be under threat when he left the pitch with a serious back injury during an FA Cup replay with Wolves in January.
Both will most likely return to playing now.
On the other hand, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones are likely to miss out the game.
The two did not make it through the Reds’ mini ‘pre-season’ until the resumption of the 2019/20 season after the disruption caused by coronavirus.