Ralf Rangnick has provided an update on his Manchester United squad ahead of their Premier League trip to Norwich on Saturday, with up to the first six struggling with injuries
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During Wednesday’s game at Old Trafford, the German experimented with non-Palace players as well as some academy graduates, as he assessed all of his squad options.
But it is certain that the 63-year-old will return to his best form for the trip to East Anglia, although he currently has six players in the treatment room.
Here’s everything you need to know about the current state of play at Old Trafford and potential return dates for those with injuries.
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Aaron Wan-Bissaka picked up a recent injury during a game against Young Boys on Wednesday and was stretched out after the final whistle after colliding with players around the field.
It has been revealed that the defender has picked up knee and wrist injuries and may now miss the trip to Norwich on Saturday, although that has yet to be confirmed.
After Wednesday’s game, Rangnick said: “Aaron has two hits so we’ll have to see how this develops.”
Ralf Rangnick has said there are question marks over whether midfielder Nemanja Matic can play on Saturday.
Matic is said to be battling illness and it remains unclear if he will recover in time or meet the standards.
“There is still a question mark behind Matic, who has a cold,” said Rangnick. I wouldn’t call it flu, he tested negative for COVID. “
French defender Raphael Varane has finally returned to first-team training after being sidelined since coming off the bench in the Champions League draw with Atalanta in early November.
Varane has suffered a thigh injury but attended Tuesday’s training session with the rest of the team, and Rangnick hopes he will be back in full training next week.
This means Saturday’s game will come too soon for him but there is a chance Varane returns to the team next weekend.
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Striker Edinson Cavani has also returned to first-team training after recovering from a recurring tendon injury that has kept him out since the 2-2 draw with Atalanta in Bergamo last month.
Like Varane, the Uruguayan is on the mend but will once again be ruled out of this weekend’s trip to Norwich.
United are reluctant to bring in the experienced striker as he wants to fully recover from injury, but he could be on the field again next weekend.
Anthony Martial continues to recover from a knee injury he received in training last week and is expected to miss Saturday’s game.
It has been revealed that Martial has felt some pain in his knee and has been advised to continue his recovery before returning to the match.
The injury is not believed to be too serious, meaning he could return to play alongside Varane and Cavani next week.
Paul Pogba continues to be absent through a long-term injury for United as he is returning to training following a thigh injury he sustained on international duty with France last month.
It is thought that Pogba will miss the rest of the year but there is no expected return date currently as things go on.
Speaking ahead of his trip to Norwich, Rangnick said: “From what I’ve heard so far, it will be a few weeks until he [Pogba] can be retrained. And then he’s been out for a while, so it’s going to take a few more weeks for him to be fit. “
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/man-utd-injury-latest-news-25666389 Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Cavani - Man Utd's latest and potential return injury date