Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has averred Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Maguire, Jadon Sancho and Phil Jones could be available for their Premier League fixture against Aston Villa on Saturday.
He said on Friday morning: “I think they will be available. They only trained yesterday for the first time, Cristiano yesterday, Harry I think the day before yesterday. So as a team, we have to wait for the final training session this afternoon, but right now they should be available for tomorrow.”
Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay are suspended for the Villa rematch, while Paul Pogba (thigh) remains sidelined. Eric Bailly and Hannibal Mejbri are at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Aston Villa new signings Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Digne are in contention to face Manchester United.
Barcelona loanee Coutinho is likely to be on Villa’s bench due to a lack of match fitness, while Digne, who has signed from Everton, could replace Matt Targett at left-back.
John McGinn is banned, Marvelous Nakamba and Leon Bailey are injured, Jaden Philogene-Bidace is rested and Trezeguet is on international duty with Egypt.