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United given injury boost with Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo set to return to action

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Fellaini and Rojo have been included in José Mourinho’s travelling squad.

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At last! Some good news on the injury front. Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo have both been on the sidelines recently, but are set for imminent returns after being included in the squad making its way to London Town for tomorrow’s encounter with Chelsea. Though it would be a surprise to see them included in the starting lineup, they’ll both presumably be in contention to appear off the bench.

Fellaini has been out since suffering a knee ligament injury while on duty with Belgium during the last international break. Rojo’s rehabilitation has taken rather longer: the Argentine — who sustained a more serious knee ligament problem in April — is yet to make a first-team appearance so far this campaign. After his impressive performances in Mourinho’s debut season at Old Trafford, it’s good to have him back.

For the time being, United are still without Zlatan Ibrahimović, Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick, while Jesse Lingard is a slight doubt for Sunday after taking a knock to his hip in the midweek win over Benfica. Mourinho otherwise has a full-strength team at his disposal.