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Pictures show Sander Berge training with Norway, suggesting a Sheffield United return not far away

Sheffield United could have Sander Berge back sooner than expected, with the giant Norway midfielder pictured in training for his country this week.

The former Genk man has been out of action since before Christmas after sustaining a serious injury against Manchester United.

However, following successful surgery, talk has gathered pace in recent weeks that Berge could well be back in contention for United for the final quarter of the season.

Berge was allowed to go away with Norway this week to continue his rehab and that rehab seems to be going well, with respected Norwegian journalist Arilas Ouid-Saada tweeting out pictures showing Berge in training.

Berge’s availability would be a massive boost for United and their caretaker manager, Paul Heckingbottom.

Heckingbottom has already spoken about the lack of numbers available to him and has already given young forward, Iliman Ndiaye, a first-team bow.

Berge back is a boost but also a chance to put himself in the shop window

Most United fans will probably accept that Sander Berge is likely to be sold this summer. Despite claims United want over £35m for their man, if a big bid does come and Berge gets wind of big clubs wanting him, it makes it almost impossible for us to hold onto him.

However, having him back for 8 or 9 games would be nice. If anything, it would mean we can move John Lundstram out of the team and prep for next season.

Lundstram is not staying put and his performances of late have been bordering on woeful. If Berge can get back and form a midfield three with Fleck and Norwood, then it should at least give us a decent platform.

At the end of the day, we need our best players fit and Berge is certainly one of, if not the, best at Bramall Lane.

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