Timothy Fosu-Mensah could make his long-awaited return from injury before the end of this month.
The 22-year-old has not featured in a first-team game since last April during a loan spell at Fulham.
But he is finally closing in on a return to action after recovering from a cruciate knee injury.
Fosu-Mensah started an u23’s match against Newcastle last month but has had his first-team return further delayed by a quad injury.
But the versatile Dutchman was part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad that flew out to Marbella for some warm weather training this week and provided an update on his fitness.
“I had a problem with my quad and I think it needed one or two weeks [of recovery] so it came at the right time for me to be back here with the team and to keep going with my progress. I just can’t wait to be back,” Fosu-Mensah told MUTV.
“I hope to be back this month, definitely.”
It’s a great shame that Fosu-Mensah has so far missed the opportunity to kick on and thrive under Solskjaer, who is willing to give young players a chance.
But at 22-years-old, Fosu-Mensah still has huge potential and can provide cover for the United manager in a number of positions if he is able to stay fit until the end of the season.