Many Manchester United players are away from the team currently playing for their countries as another round of World Cup qualifiers is set to get underway. There are still some players who have stayed with the club to focus on their fitness to get back to help this team win some trophies.

Manchester United Players Returning

Let’s take a look at who is staying to train with United.

Marcus Rashford

With all the commotion of the newcomers Ronaldo and Sancho, it is easy to forget that United have been without one of their key offensive threats, Marcus Rashford. He is coming off a shoulder surgery that he had in the summer but has finally been able to return to full-contact training last week.

He played 37 matches for Manchester United in the Premier League last season and scored 11 goals and had 11 assists. He had a total of 21 goals in all competitions for United, including 6 goals in 6 games in the Champions League.

Amad Diallo

Manchester United Players Amad Diallo

Young winger Amad Diallo is coming off of a thigh injury that ruined his chances to go on loan for the Dutch team Feyenoord this summer. He is working on improving his fitness as he returned back to full training on Tuesday.

He hopes to be able to be close to fit for the Leicester City matchup on October 16th in a couple of weeks. He only started in 2 games and came on as a sub in 1 game last season for United but was able to get 1 assist in those games.

Younger Players

With a lot of the normal attention-seeking players gone with their country, it opens the door for a lot of United’s young talent to showcase their talents to make their case to make the squad in the future.

Some of these players include Alvaro Fernandez, Joe Hugill, and Nathan Bishop who is on loan at Mansfield Town.

Next Matchups

United started their October on a dry note with a 1-1 draw against Everton, but look to change their fortunes as they get a week off from the club setting to give the current starters a needed rest and the players coming back from injury more time to get their fitness back.

Manchester United will play 4 more games in October. Three of these will be Premier League matchups against Leicester City, Liverpool, and Tottenham. The other matchup will be against Atalanta for another important Champions League group stage game.

United are looking to build on a subpar September for their expectations for themselves. They find themselves only 2 points off the lead in the Premier League but know that they should be the team that the others are chasing with all of their key additions that they made to the team this summer.

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