‘Good News’ – Ten Hag Gets Major Boost As It’s Confirmed That 2 United Players Will Return To Face Copenhagen

Manchester United will have both Victor Lindelof and Marcus Rashford available for the game against FC Copenhagen tomorrow evening, the club have confirmed.

The official website said it was “good news” to see both players training with the “main group of outfield players” on Tuesday morning after missing the game against Fulham at the weekend.

Lindelof did not travel to Craven Cottage due to illness, while Rashford failed a fitness test in the build-up to the match, having sustained a heavy knock in training.

There had been some talk that Rashford had been left out due to disciplinary reasons, with manager Erik ten Hag expressing his unhappiness after seeing the forward at a nightclub following the defeat to Newcastle in the Carabao Cup. However, it is believed that his absence on Saturday was simply down to injury.

Will Lindelof or Rashford start against Copenhagen?

With Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans keeping a clean sheet against Fulham, it looks as if Lindelof will have to settle for a place on the bench in Denmark. Raphael Varane is also available so ten Hag does have options if he wants to change things up at centre-half.

Alejandro Garnacho performed well at Craven Cottage after coming in as Rashford’s replacement, so the Argentinian international does deserve to stay in the starting lineup on Wednesday.

An update on the fitness of 5 other United players

Casemiro is expected to be out for a number of weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury in the loss to Newcastle. Luke Shaw (muscular) is said to be closing in on a return to fitness but he is still not ready to make his comeback.

Tyrell Malacia and Amad Diallo are still recovering from their respective knee injuries, while Lisandro Martinez will return at the beginning of the New Year after surgery on a broken metatarsal.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.