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24th Nov 2015

Manchester United receive much-needed fitness boost ahead of PSV visit

The boys are back

Patrick McCarry

Manchester United can all but secure passage to the last 16 of the Champions League by defeating PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.

Louis van Gaal’s side fell to a 2-1 defeat last time they faced the Dutch champions – and lost Luke Shaw to a devastating injury – back in September, but will seek to right that wrong.

Van Gaal now has some selection issues and he will be thankful for the headache or two after being without a recognised striker for the trip to Watford last Saturday.

Following a Tuesday morning training session at Carrington, Van Gaal looks set to have Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and James Wilson all back from injury in time for Wednesday’s game.

Nick Powell, who lined out for the U-21s on Monday night, also joined the group – as did Sean Goss, who was on the bench at Watford, as well as James Weir and Regan Poole, who was signed from Newport this summer.

Manchester United training group: De Gea, Romero; Rojo, Smalling, Blind, Varela, McNair, Darmian, Poole; Mata, Young, Powell, Fellaini, Schneiderlin, Lingard, Pereira, Goss, Weir; Memphis, Rooney, Martial, Wilson.