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Report: Man United set to welcome back EIGHT players

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Manchester United will reportedly welcome back EIGHT players for Saturday’s home game against Watford in the Premier League.

Under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, United have made a welcome return to form by winning 14 of the Norwegian’s 19 matches in charge at Old Trafford.

The 46-year-old has proven to be a welcome breath of fresh air for the United squad, who have responded positively to Solskjaer’s methods compared to what they originally had with Jose Mourinho.

But even Solskjaer has struggled to get results recently upon suffering his first back-to-back defeats at the hands of Arsenal and Wolves before the international break.

Part of United’s problems come from the injuries sustained to Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial.

Last month, Solskjaer admitted that United’s injury crisis was “probably linked” to the increased workload he had placed on the squad, who have notably covered more ground and done more sprinting during matches compared to when Mourinho was around.

“It’s probably linked, yes,” said Solskjaer.

“When do you make the change? Do you wait until pre-season and think you will change results by not asking them to run. Or do we start now and show them what the demands of intensity are and how we want to play?

“You have seen what I have chosen. We need to play as a Manchester United team. If you want to be a part of Manchester United, it’s a survival of the fittest isn’t it?”

But the Daily Mirror reports that Solskjaer is set to receive a very welcome boost ahead of this weekend’s return to action in the comebacks of Rashford, Shaw, Matic, and Martial.

All four players failed to take part for their respective nations during the international break, but will allegedly be available for United once more.

Eric Bailly, Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian also seem ready to make a return for the Red Devils from injury.

Meanwhile, Lukaku will likely be fit but may still need a little bit more time to recuperate from a foot problem. Alexis Sanchez is set to remain sidelined for another three weeks due to his knee ligament injury.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29: Alexis Sanchez of Manchester United warms prior to the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on January 29, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)