Scott McTominay

Reds pair return to full training at Carrington

Thursday 16 September 2021 16:24

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been provided with a fitness boost as the Reds prepare for a run of five fixtures in 14 days.

After Sunday's Premier League trip to West Ham, we entertain the Hammers again at Old Trafford on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup third round.

Aston Villa then visit M16 at lunchtime the following Saturday, ahead of a key Champions League clash with Villarreal and another league fixture, this time against Everton at the Theatre of Dreams, before the second international break of the campaign kicks in.

Ole provides squad update for West Ham away


Read the latest from the boss ahead of Sunday's trip to east London.

Solskjaer and his coaching staff will be keen to have as healthy a squad as possible for that quintet of tests and so it was good to see Scott McTominay and Alex Telles back in action with their team-mates at Carrington on Thursday.

McTominay played in each of our opening two league games, against Leeds and Southampton, but has spent the last three weeks recovering from surgery on a minor groin issue.

Telles, meanwhile, hasn't featured since the pre-season friendly at Derby in July.

The Brazilian injured his ankle during the training camp in Surrey later that month, meaning he has so far been unable to add to his 24 United appearances.

Scott and Alex were both pictured working at the training ground on Thursday and Ole and his staff are continuing to evaluate the pair in the hope they can be available for match duty in the coming weeks.

Press Conference: West Ham (A) Video

Press Conference: West Ham (A)

Solskjaer’s press conference contains praise for Dalot, musings on our midfield and thoughts on Lingard’s future…

“Scott and Alex have joined in training this morning fully. They look good,” Solskjaer told club media.

“Of course we need to have them go through a few sessions before we can consider if they’re going to be available.”

Good to see you back, Alex!

United should also have Edinson Cavani back soon, after Sunday's game at the London Stadium.

The Uruguayan has only managed to get 37 minutes under his belt so far this season, but is set to resume work on Monday, according to Ole.