Scott McTominay took part in full training on Wednesday morning at Carrington ahead of Thursday’s Europa League knockout tie against Club Brugge.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad are preparing to fly out to Belgium for the Round of 32 clash, three days after their crucial league victory away to Chelsea.
And it appears McTominay is finally closing in on a return to action after being ruled out since Boxing Day with knee ligament damage.
The Scottish midfielder was involved in United’s mid-season warm weather training camp in Marbella and has been getting up to speed after a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Solskjaer may choose to select him in his starting eleven for Thursday’s game if he is deemed fit enough to start.
United have three games in a week and are hardly blessed with large squad depth, so starting McTominay would give Solskjaer the chance to rest Nemanja Matic ahead of the Premier League game against Watford on Sunday.
While Matic certainly isn’t the long-term solution to defensive midfield at the club, he has struck a promising partnership on a double pivot with Fred and McTominay will need to impress to immediately earn his place as a regular starter again.
Axel Tuanzebe is also back in full training ahead of the Club Brugge tie.
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