Manchester United defender Harry Maguire and teammate Mason Mount have been pictured back in training ahead of the doubleheader against Crystal Palace.
Mount has not played since the 2-o defeat to Tottenham last month after picking up a hamstring injury.
Maguire, meanwhile, was not in the matchday squad for the matches against Bayern Munich and Burnley, having sustained a knock.
With the Carabao Cup tie versus Palace first on the agenda, it would not be a surprise to see both players start at Old Trafford tomorrow night.
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Ten Hag will be delighted that United’s injury crisis is beginning to ease
Manager Erik ten Hag has spoken out about the club’s lack of options due to the number of players sidelined with injuries. After the victory against Burnley, he praised the efforts of Rasmus Hojlund and Hannibal Mejbri but he clearly wasn’t happy about being forced into playing youngsters:
“Of course, it’s a concern. You have so many injuries. You bring players in like [Rasmus] Holjund and you can’t bring them in slowly. They’re not used to playing together. Like Hannibal who did a perfect job. Hopefully, it gives us confidence. It’s only one win. Tuesday is the next game.”
The return of Mount and Maguire will certainly ease some of the pressure, with Sofyan Amrabat and Raphael Varane having already made their comebacks after getting some minutes off the bench at Turf Moor on Saturday.
United still have six players out of contention
Lisandro Martinez was the latest player to be struck down by injury, but ten Hag has confirmed that the Argentinian international is already on the road to recovery.
Tyrell Malacia, Kobbie Mainoo and Amad Diallo are still undergoing rehab on their respective knee injuries, while Luke Shaw (muscular) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (hamstring) also remain on the treatment table.