Manchester United are currently in the midst of a winter break, with most of the first team squad in Marbella, Spain for a warm weather training camp. The Reds received a boost of more than just Vitamin D this week though, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s injury-ravaged midfield welcomed the return of Scott McTominay back to training. The young midfielder had been missing with injury since Boxing Day when he suffered ligament damage, and sounded raring to get back on the pitch:
“I am feeling good, I am feeling fit. I have always had that drive and ambition to keep on top of my fitness and look after my body, because it is the most important thing.
“I am feeling well. It is nice to be in Marbella with the boys, get a little bit of sunshine and get some warm weather training as well, which is obviously more beneficial than being at home. It brings everyone together as a group. I have not seen them that much over the last five or six weeks, so it is good to see everyone, see the boys all together again and hopefully we can finish the season strong.”
McTominay was initially doing light training on his own, but his inclusion on the trip indicates that he is ahead of schedule in his recovery and is likely to join full training before the Reds return to Manchester. Also pictured being put through light training was Axel Tuanzebe, who is making his own way back from an unspecified injury. Both players could now be in the running to be available against Chelsea on February 17th.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who is recovering from a long-term knee injury, also trained in Marbella apart from the main group. Paul Pogba, however, is presumably not far enough along in his recovery to have made the trip, and continues his individual treatment plan on his own.