Manchester United’s injury situation certainly seems to be easing up somewhat, with Louis van Gaal confirming that both Ashley Young and Ander Herrera are back in training, and more important than that, close to a first-team return.
“Ander Herrera and Ashley Young are coming back.” Van Gaal began. “Ashley and Januzaj played with the Reserves in a match on the Friday of the international break.”
This is huge news, particularly given that Ashley Young has already got some minutes under his belt and will certainly be closer to a return than Ander Herrera.
Louis van Gaal loves versatility in his players and the Englishman certainly offers him that, and the sooner he is back and fully fit, it gives us another option in plenty of areas of the field.
Ander Herrera is one of the best midfielders we have on our books, and although its unlikely he’ll be ready to play this weekend, going forward he has to be considered one of the vital players in the starting line-up.