Man United trio in contention to return from injury vs Bournemouth

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The games are coming thick and fast over the hectic winter period, with Manchester United winning back-to-back matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Old Trafford became a happy place once again on Wednesday, with a well-deserved three points earned at home to Huddersfield. The players just looked like they wanted to win, they were playing for the badge, they were performing for their own personal pride.

Now, it looks as though the club are about to get an even bigger boost. According to The Sun, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez are all back in contention to return from injury against Bournemouth this coming Sunday.

Martial missed the aforementioned Huddersfield game with a bout of food poisoning, but it doesn’t look like it was anything too serious and he’ll be ready and raring to go come kick-off time.

As for Lukaku, he’s missed the last two games while being on compassionate leave, but no doubt he’s watching the way the team are playing and he’s itching to get back amongst it.

Then you have Sanchez, who has been nursing a serious hamstring problem. The Chilean struggled under Jose Mourinho, so let’s see if a change in manager can turn his fortunes around.

“Alexis is back. He flew in, he’s had two days of good fitness work, hopefully he can join in training with the ball as soon as we get back in.” Solskjaer is quoted as saying by The Sun.

“It’s touch and go for Bournemouth, but he’ll definitely be involved at Newcastle.”

Hopefully, the superstar trio can come back firing. Scoring goals had been an issue until Solskjaer took charge, but now the shackles are off. I’m looking at Lukaku mostly, because he can certainly learn an awful lot from the Baby Faced Assassin who was just a monster when running through on goal.

It all starts with the Bournemouth game this weekend, and if we see another confident, commanding display from United, who knows, perhaps our hopes of finishing in the top four aren’t over yet…


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