Man United injured duo will come back after the international break

Red Devils could welcome Eric Bailly and Paul Pogba back into the fold sooner than expected after injury layoffs. Ivory Coast international has yet to feature for Man United this campaign, having sustained knee ligament injury during a pre-season friendly against Tottenham back in summer.

Eric has had to undergo an extensive rehabilitation programme after surgery and was not due back in the first-team fold until the end of the year at the very earliest. France international, meanwhile, has not played since a 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Man United, with a persistent ankle injury expected to keep him on the sidelines until December.

There has been some good news for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Tuesday though, with the Red Devils duo now set to come back ahead of schedule after stepping up their recovery. Ivorian defender could be allowed to participate in light training after the international break, while Paul had a cast removed from his foot at the start of the week.

Man United have won five of their last six games across all tournaments. Still, injuries have decimated the Norwegian manager’s squad in the first few months of the 2019-20 season, which has seen the team drop to seventh in the Premier League.

Two key figures returning to the first-team fold could help Man United maintain their recent form heading into a crucial Christmas period which could go a long way to deciding who finishes in the top four. Red Devils are ten points behind fourth-placed Man City at the moment, with a tough trip to Sheffield United next up on November 24.