Marouane Fellaini and Antonio Valencia in training

Reds almost at full strength in training

Tuesday 06 November 2018 13:13

Manchester United worked out in front of the media at the Aon Training Complex on Tuesday morning, ahead of the flight to Turin for the UEFA Champions League tie against Juventus.

Jose Mourinho was out early with coaches Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna to prepare the session, and they were soon joined by the players, with most of them wrapped up warm against a chilly wind.

Although there was no sign of Romelu Lukaku and Diogo Dalot, who have both been injured, recent absentees Marouane Fellaini and Antonio Valencia, the United captain, were part of the main group.

Valencia last played for United against Valencia, in the Champions League on 2 October.

Of course, the travelling squad could still differ from those taking part in training, but the overall picture is looking pretty rosy for the boss - even if Group H leaders Juve represent formidable opponents on their home ground.

Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford had some fun aiming the ball at the throng of photographers and television presenters before the main work started, as the players went through their drills for some light preparation.

Rashford, of course, came off the bench to grab the winner against Bournemouth at the weekend and the 21-year-old is one of a number of options available if Mourinho does decide to alter his starting line-up.

United are in second spot in the group, despite losing to Juventus at Old Trafford last time out, and will approach the game in good heart after Saturday's dramatic victory in the Premier League.

The manager will address the media shortly after arriving in Turin, and he will also speak to MUTV, when he could provide an update on the fitness of Fellaini, Valencia and others ahead of the clash.

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