Manchester United’s injury problems recently have been well documented. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had to work with a much thinner squad over the last few weeks.
Although a few players returned for the Arsenal game, there are several still missing; including Jesse Lingard. The Warrington-born-winger was pictured back in training last Friday, but he wasn’t ready to return.
Now, according to the Manchester Evening News, United have set a date for his return to action; March 30th, following the international break.
Before that date when United host Watford, the Red Devils take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in an FA Cup quarter-final this coming Saturday. However, it seems as though the club doesn’t want to rush him back.
This makes perfect sense. Don’t forget that Lingard came back too soon when United played Liverpool, and he re-tweaked the problem within about 30 minutes of coming off the substitutes bench. The last thing they want is to worsen the injury further.
Waiting until after the international break also means that Gareth Southgate probably won’t call him up, which gives Lingard another fortnight to fully recover and get back to full health which is obviously only a good thing.