Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka could return to the fight on Tuesday night when Wolves travel to Old Trafford in the Premier League, after being excluded from Boxing Day’s draw with Leicester and the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup against Everton.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turned to center-backs to replace both times, selecting Axel Tuanzebe against Everton and Victor Lindelof against Leicester.
Lindelof looked uncomfortable at times in the last game, although that could also have been the result of the back complaint which then forced him to leave. Tuanzebe was a better replacement, but Wan-Bissaka appears to have a chance of coming back against Wolves this week.
The former Crystal Palace defender has been pictured returning to training with the rest of the squad and his return would go a long way in strengthening United’s backline.
Under-23 right-back Ethan Laird, 19, who made his senior debut last season, was also training with the first team. He was joined in the session by academy talents Anthony Elanga, 18, Shola Shoretire, 16, and Will Fish, 17.
With no Under-23 game scheduled until January 18, summer signing Facundo Pellistri was also involved in the formation of the first team. It will be a welcome opportunity for Solskjaer and his team to take a look at several youngsters, especially if there is to be a handful of places to be won when United face Watford in the FA Cup in two weeks.
The Daily Telegraph notes that Lindelof is still in doubt when dealing with Wolves due to his back problem, which has been an ongoing complaint for several months. Marcus Rashford could also be forced to miss the game as he aggravated a long-standing shoulder injury against Leicester.
United’s win could see them finish this round of matches midweek as high as second in the Premier League table if other results work in their favor as well.
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