Two Man United Long Term Injury Absentees Resume Training Ahead of Chelsea Clash



The Premier League is off this weekend, but when it returns next week the headliner fixture will be Manchester United’s visit to Chelsea. Speaking of returns, United could see a couple of long term absentees back in the lineup for that clash.

When United manager Jose Mourinho faces the club that he used to manage on two previous occasions, he could have additional selection options, with midfielder Ander Herrera and defender Marcos Rojo now back in training.

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Both are first team material, and neither have been available in September and October.

Herrera has only made one start this campaign, the very ugly home loss to Tottenham Hotspur back on August 27. An ankle injury has kept him out of action since then. His presence would certainly be a boost to the position group as Nemanja Matic is an injury doubt for this match.

Herrera posted a video of himself on Instagram working on his shooting at the Carrington training complex about an hour ago. He wrote in the caption: “I kept all the ones I shanked wide out the video ?? , great assists from @marcosrojo by the way.”

According to that sentence, Rojo is now back in training as well.


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I kept all the ones I shanked wide out the video ?? , great assists from @marcosrojo by the way ???

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The last time Rojo played a meaningful game was during the World Cup while he was with Argentina. He did start a match for the U23s last month, but hobbled off early and thus delayed his comeback further.

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