Manchester United could welcome back yet another player from injury in time to face Sheffield United.
The Red Devils are already hopeful three of their squad will make their comeback at Bramall Lane on Sunday. Now it seems Scott McTominay could also recover in time.
McTominay suffered an ankle injury during the final game before the international break – a 3-1 victory against Brighton and Hove Albion.
It forced the midfielder to pull out of the Scotland squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against San Marino and Cyprus.
Yet despite an initial prognosis that McTominay would miss the trip to the Blades, the club’s official website now reports the 22-year-old could be fit.
What McTominay thinks of Manchester United ahead of Sheffield United match
The 13-time Premier League champions have had an indifferent start to the new season. They currently sit a point and two places behind the Blades going into their meeting in South Yorkshire.
The Red Devils have already lost four of their opening 12 matches, three of which were on the road.
McTominay believes the return of injured players – in particular, Anthony Martial – is key to them turning round their form.
“In terms of the team, I feel we’re much, much brighter,” the Scot said.
“The signs are good, the signs are positive and we’ve talked about things that we can improve on and how we’re going to try to improve by the end of the season.
“I think people forget that we have had a lot of injuries as well, and you can see with Anthony coming back what a difference he makes. Which is what the manager has said about him as well.”
For the Blades, they have a new fitness concern from the international break. John Egan came off during the Republic of Ireland’s 1-1 draw against Denmark with a calf injury and is a doubt for the weekend.