Raphael Varane, Edinson Cavani, Luke Shaw, and Jesse Lingard have returned to training ahead of Manchester United’s final Champions League group stage game against Young Boys.
Varane has been sidelined for the last five weeks with a hamstring injury he suffered in the 2-2 draw at Atalanta, which was when Cavani last played.
Cavani has recovered from a tendon injury and Shaw, who has missed the last four matches due to concussion, was also involved in the Tuesday morning session.
Jesse Lingard missed the win over Crystal Palace on Sunday with an ankle injury but is available again after training with teammates.
United have won Group F already and interim manager Ralf Rangnick suggested he could struggle to name a completely different side due to potential absences.
“It’s perfectly possible we bring some fresh players because the next game is coming up on Saturday, an away game at Norwich,” Rangnick said. “It is possible, we will speak about that tomorrow at Carrington.
“The problem is we can only play players who are in the Champions League list. For example, Phil Jones, whom I would love to give game-time on Wednesday after his long-term injury, unfortunately, he is not on the list, so we have to put our focus on players who will be allowed to play.
“It is possible, I don’t know if we play a completely new 10 players because I don’t know if we have enough players on the list but it’s definitely possible we could play with some new players.”
Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick says he will rotate his side against Young Boys tomorrow but he is determined to win the match and gain revenge on the minnows after their defeat in Switzerland in the first group match.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow’s UEFA Champions League Group F clash, Rangnick said:
‘I haven’t finally decided but I think it makes sense that we rest a few players due to the crowded fixtures and to recover players for the Premier League.
‘But it’s also important of course to keep momentum and our ethos is to win games, so even maybe if we play with a few new players it’s still important we win the game.
‘For me it’s important we develop the team and we continue the application of the defensive processes and fine tune our collective defending.
‘Right now, because we are playing every three days, we have to do that in-game and also talking to the players and video footage sessions.’
‘Six months, no clean sheet sheet in your own stadium, it was clear to me what the priority should be.’
Rangnick vows to start two star
Rangnick was then asked about Donny van de Beek and Dean Henderson and whether they would be allowed to go out on loan in January.
‘Well to start with, they will both play tomorrow, they will both play in first XI.
‘I know that Dean is a very, very good ambitious goalkeeper… we need two goalkeepers, we even have three with Tom.
‘I have to get to know the players first, in the next couple of weeks in order to finally assess them.
‘I will try to give as much game-time as possible.’