Injury update: Manchester United duo set for competitive return with the Under 23s

Manchester United have received a positive update on the fitness front with both Sergio Romero and Diogo Dalot expected to return to competitive action with the Under 23 side.

The duo have not featured for United since the start of pre-season and this has largely come about from both undergoing knee surgeries from which they have recently recovered.

According to The Manchester Evening News, the duo are close to returning to first-team action and they are expected to make the best use of the Under 23 clash versus Stoke City to build up their fitness levels.

Romero has been United’s deputy goalkeeper to David de Gea over the past three seasons but there had been a suggestion during the summer that he could make way with Joel Pereira being highly regarded by Jose Mourinho.

However, the Argentine thereafter dismissed those claims by stressing that he is indebted to Mourinho for extending his contract and he now appears set to reclaim his position following the international break.

On the other hand, the United faithful are yet to witness a glimpse of Portuguese youngster Dalot, who was United’s second signing of the summer transfer window.

Mourinho personally acknowledged that the club went forward to sign the versatile full-back despite him carrying a fitness concern and he may make his United bow during the League Cup outing versus Derby County.

Aside from the above-mentioned duo, Marcos Rojo has also returned to first-team training after recovering from a knock sustained with Argentina at the World Cup.

The Argentine was heavily touted for a probable departure during the summer but ultimately, his exit never came about with United failing to find a suitable replacement within the transfer window.

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