Man Utd dealt timely boost as star returns to training ahead of West Brom clash

Manchester United are hoping to pick up their first home win of the Premier League season, when they host West Brom on Saturday. Following defeats to Crystal Palace and Arsenal and a draw with Chelsea, the pressure is piling on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to deliver a victory at Old Trafford.

And Solskjaer is set to be boosted by the long-awaited return of Alex Telles.

The Brazilian has featured just once for his new club, following his deadline day switch from FC Porto.

Telles played in the memorable win over Paris Saint-Germain, before testing positive for coronavirus before the international break in October.

The left-back did go away with Brazil during the most recent break, where fears were once again heightened, following another positive test.

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However, Telles would subsequently test negative and be able to return back to Manchester, where he is now in line for his Premier League debut against the Baggies.

The 27-year-old was pictured in full training on Thursday, as he and his United teammates look to continue to build on the win over Everton.

Telles’ return comes at the perfect time for Solskjaer, who saw Luke Shaw suffer an injury at Goodison Park, as he blasted the hectic fixture schedule.

“I said to you before, I want to talk to you about the kick-off time, before the game, and this has set up the boys to fail,” Solskjaer said after the win at Everton.

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“We’ve got Luke Shaw injured today because we’ve been to Turkey, we’ve had loads of games this season already.

“And we’ve been to Turkey on Wednesday night, back Thursday morning and we’re playing Saturday, lunchtime kick-off?

“It’s an absolute shambles and I can’t praise the boys enough for that character they’ve shown. That’s all I want to talk about today.”

United confirmed that Shaw will definitely miss the games with Albion, Southampton and West Ham in the league, while also being unavailable for their next three Champions League ties.

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Elsewhere, Marcus Rashford is expected to be fit for Saturday after the forward missed England duty with a shoulder issue.

Rashford is believed to have suffered a shoulder tear during the defeat to Arsenal last month and although he played in United’s next two fixtures, England’s medical team decided he needed a break.

That has allowed the 23-year-old to recover in the gyms at Carrington this week and is believed to be nearing full fitness.

Anthony Martial is another concern after the Frenchman suffered a back injury whilst on international duty.

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