Manchester United have been boosted by the return of three key players ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League match against Atletico Madrid. 

Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, and Bruno Fernandes, who all missed the 3-2 win against Tottenham on Saturday evening joined the rest of the team in training on Monday, and have a chance of featuring in the round of 16 return match against Diego Simeone’s men.

It’s not confirmed though whether Shaw will be involved, having tested positive for Covid-19.

Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Rangnick said: “As it is right now, we have all the players available for the game tomorrow. There is a small question mark behind Luke Shaw.

“He has been training yesterday and today but we have to wait to see if he is fully fit to be available for the game.

“All the other players are back in training and ready for tomorrow.”

On Fernandes, Rangnick added: “He tested negative [for Covid-19] yesterday and that’s the reason why he could train today.”

Atletico Madrid news

The reigning LaLiga Champions will be without defender Sime Vrsaljko and midfielder Thomas Lemar for the match at Old Trafford due to thigh injuries.

The duo was not named among the 23-man traveling party on Monday morning as they are still recovering from thigh injuries.

Captain and influential midfielder Koke, who missed out on the reverse fixture in the Spanish capital, is however back and traveled with the rest of the team.

Koke played for 45 minutes of Saturday’s 2-1 win over Cadiz, and his availability is good news to coach Diego Simeone.

Just like Koke, defender Stefan Savic, who had been an injury doubt for the tie, played the full game at the Wanda Metropolitano and is expected to start at Old Trafford.


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