Tuesday morning’s training session saw two Manchester United stars return from their respective injuries, but one high-profile player remained absent nonetheless.
Romelu Lukaku, who picked up an injury last Friday and subsequently missed the weekend Premier League fixture against Bournemouth, was once again a no-show today.
Manager Jose Mourinho had expected the Belgian international to be fully fit by now, but the forward’s absence means he shall remain unavailable for the Red Devils’ upcoming Champions League encounter against Juventus.
With the 25-year-old out, both Marcus Rashford and Alexis Sanchez have a fair chance of starting in the main striker role at the Old Lady on Wednesday night.
On the other hand, the good news came in the form of Antonio Valencia, as the club captain returned to training after a prolonged spell on the sidelines due to a knee injury.
Mourinho had recently taken a dig at the right-back for posting a video of himself on Instagram which suggested he was fully fit, which wasn’t the case.
Further, Marouane Fellaini has also made his comeback to training, having missed the past three weeks through an unspecified injury.
The Belgian’s return will add an extra dynamic to the Manchester United midfield, and provide cover if need be to the likes of Nemanja Matic, whose recent performance have attracted a lot of criticism from the fanbase.