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The latest update on various injured Man Utd players as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team meets again after the international break ahead of their game against Sheffield Utd.

SCOTT MCTOMINAY

After turning his ankle, McTominay got injured and was taken off on a stretcher by the end of Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Brighton.

The 22-year-old withdrew from the Scotland squad so did not feature in their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Cyprus and Kazakhstan. He had a scan on the ankle in question, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saying the injury could keep McTominay out for just two weeks, or as many as eight weeks.

Last week, McTominay updated the fans about his progress: “I’m working hard to be back on the pitch as soon as possible.”

Expected return date: End of November/start of December.

PAUL POGBA

Pogba has been suffering an ankle injury which he sustained during 1-1 draw against Southampton and has featured in only two of United’s last 14 games due to an ankle injury he sustained in the 1-1 draw with Southampton at the end of August.

Solskjaer confirmed he expects Pogba to return in early December, and the midfielder updated fans on his progress a week or so ago, as he posted an update of his ankle brace being removed. He is now expected to start training and step up his recovery.

Expected return date: Early December.

MARCOS ROJO

Despite the fact that Rojo came on as a late substitute in the United win over Brighton, he withdrew from international duty with Argentina on Monday.

No official reason was given for his absence, with Rojo remaining at Carrington and also attending a fitness camp in Dubai. It’s not thought his injury is too serious.

Expected return date: Unknown.

AXEL TUANZEBE

Tuanzebe last played for United in the defeat by Newcastle at St James’ Park at the beginning of October.

He was due to start against Liverpool but withdrew from the team prior to kick-off. But after posting an update saying he’ll be back on the pitch soon, the hope is that he will be available straight after the international break. He’s been back in training this week.

Expected return date: November 24 at the earliest.

LUKE SHAW

A hamstring injury has sidelined Shaw since the end of August, meaning his absence has now stretched to three months. He’s been back in training in the past week or two, so could be set for a return at Sheffield United.

Expected return date: November 24 at the earliest.

NEMANJA MATIC

The Serbian joined Shaw for some rehab work in Dubai last month and has been back in training since.

He’s open to leaving United in January so it’s not clear how much game time he will get even when he does return, though the United website has provided an update saying Matic could be available soon.

Expected return date: November 24 at the earliest.

DIOGO DALOT

Dalot struggled with a hip problem earlier this season and came off during United’s 1-0 defeat to Newcastle with an issue that wasn’t made public by the club.

He tweeted a picture of himself in rehabilitation with the words “getting closer” and he’s been pictured in training, so the likelihood is that United fans will see the Portuguese full-back before Christmas.

Expected return date: December.

ANGEL GOMES

Gomes picked up an injury while playing for United’s Under-23s, but has not featured for the first team since playing the full 90 minutes in the Europa League stalemate at AZ Alkmaar on October 3.

He’s been in action for England Under-20s in the past week and looks fully fit and available for selection.

Possible return date: November 24.

ERIC BAILLY

Bailly is on the comeback trail after sustaining a serious knee injury in pre-season and could soon make his return for the Under-23s — although a first-team appearance isn’t likely until December.

The defender shared pictures as he returned to Carrington earlier this month and he’s now stepping up his recovery in training.

Expected return date: December.

TIMOTHY FOSU-MENSAH

Like Bailly, Fosu-Mensah recently shared a photograph of his return to Carrington and has regularly been spotted turning up for training over the past few weeks.

He’s still recuperating from an ACL injury, though may not even be in Solskjaer’s first team plans when he’s fully fit, after a poor spell on loan with Fulham last season.

Possible return date: December.

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