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Manchester United have been handed a double fitness boost ahead of their Champions League clash with Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
The Red Devils have lost three of their first five league games this season, with Erik ten Hag having his squad significantly depleted by injuries in recent weeks.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka became the latest player to pick up an issue in United’s 3-1 defeat against Brighton on Saturday, with the club later confirming he will be out for ‘several weeks’ due to a hamstring problem.
Jadon Sancho has also been ostracised from the first team after refusing to apologise to Ten Hag for his social media post where he criticised the United manager for making him a ‘scapegoat’ at Old Trafford.
Raphael Varane (right) returned to Man United training on Tuesday morning
Mason Mount (second left) could also be spotted training, as he runs just behind Harry Maguire (third left) and chats with Christian Eriksen (left)
Varane and Mount returning is a welcome boost for Erik ten Hag’s struggling side
But Ten Hag has finally received some good news, with first team regulars Mason Mount and Raphael Varane returning to training on Tuesday.
The pair trained alongside their teammates at Carrington for the team’s final session before they travel to Munich to take on the Bundesliga champions tomorrow.
They could be in contention to play in that game, with Ten Hag expected to confirm their availability in his press conference later.
Mount started United’s first two games of the season following his £60m summer move from Chelsea, but picked up a hamstring injury that has ruled him out of their last three matches.
Varane was in the starting XI for each of the Red Devils’ first three fixtures, but was replaced at half time in their 3-2 win against Nottingham Forest last month and has not played since.
The four-time Champions League winner would add much-needed experience to United’s creaking back four if he is fit to feature in their opening Champions League fixture.
Sofyan Amrabat was also spotted on the training pitch after missing the weekend defeat to Brighton, but he was away from the main group and looks unlikely to play against Bayern.
Meanwhile, 17-year-old midfielder Ethan Williams joined in training with the first team, as Ten Hag gave the youngster an opportunity to impress alongside his established stars.
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