Although Man United supporters dislike international breaks, this one is actually a godsend as it will provide certain injured players the much-needed time to return to the pitch.
With ten outfield players out of the picture at the half, the Red Devils’ injury list appeared more like a team sheet with the exception of the custodian.
But there’s a chance that some of those names may be available for selection once more when United play their next game on November 26 against Everton.
As far as we can tell, this is the walking wounded’s expected return order.
Everton, November 26
Due to illness, Aaron Wan-Bissaka missed the Luton match, but he should be returning.
It’s possible to get Amad Diallo. He was last saw working out on the grass alone around a week ago, so team practise should be starting soon and he might be fully fit for Everton. Another problem is match fitness, so although he might start on the bench at Goodison, it’s more likely that he’ll be introduced gradually by making a cameo appearance in the U18 team’s game the previous day in Southampton.
November 29, Galatasaray
It is believed that Rasmus Hojlund’s thigh strain is minor, and a comeback in November has been suggested. Everton is probably too early for the Gala match, so it’s a battle against time.
Newcastle United, 2nd December
After recovering from surgery in the summer, Tyrell Malacia may just edge out Luke Shaw to win the race of the recuperating left backs and be eligible for this one.
Chelsea, December 6th
Although Luke Shaw’s return had been anticipated by the end of November, no sightings of him returning to training have been reported as of yet. This means he will be absent for at least two weeks, and we believe the England player’s match against Chelsea represents his first genuine opportunity.
Liverpool, December 17,
Jonny Evans: a club statement from November 10th stated that Evans will miss “a few weeks” due to a thigh strain; this could indicate a mid-December comeback.
Christian Eriksen: on November 13th, it was announced that the Danish player will miss approximately a month due to a knee injury. As of right now, it appears that Eriksen may play against Liverpool again.
Nottingham Forest, December 30 or the third round of the FA Cup, January 7.
Ten Hag has stated that United’s two longest-term injured players, Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez, will not return before Christmas. Hopefully, they’ll be back on the pitch by the new year.
Out for good
After a confrontation with Ten Hag, Jadon Sancho was banished but remained unharmed. It is anticipated that he will be sold or loaned out in January. It is quite doubtful that he will play for the team again unless there is a significant reconciliation.