Manchester United have seen a worrying run of form since their dismal 0-0 performance at Anfield. The 2-1 loss to Huddersfield Town and the more recent 1-0 defeat to Chelsea further highlighted the extent of their plight, as the gap between first-placed Manchester City shot up to a worrying 8 points.
Much of their lackluster display can be attributed to the injuries of decisive figures at the club, particularly that of Paul Pogba. Coupled with the lack of options up front, it isn’t a surprise that goals aren’t flowing as freely as they were at the start of the season.
However, when the Red Devils return to action against Newcastle United on November 18, they might witness the return of three of their injured stars. As per Daily Mail, Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick, and Marcos Rojo took part in a full training session with the club’s U-23 squad in an attempt to speed up their recovery process.
Pogba sustained a hamstring injury early on, and it is his presence that Mourinho has missed the most. The lack of his penetrating ability has meant that Romelu Lukaku has been the sole and often toothless attacker up front, drying up their chances at goals. The Old Trafford faithful will be desperate to see his return.
As for Rojo, his return to complete ninety minute action might not be as immediate. His injury was of the more serious kind, with the defender having damaged his knee ligament. However, he has been training for a decent extent now, and might bring positive news soon.
Further, Carrick’s absence was of a different nature, as the veteran midfielder has been battling a virus that has caused him dizziness and nausea. His recovery is believed to be in the works.
This is a much-needed development for the Red Devils, who must be adamant in their renewed approach should they wish to continue their bid for Premier League glory.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
A writer trying to craft the poetry within football. Purpose in life is to Make Good Art.