Manchester United’s squad has been grappling with injury woes throughout the season, leaving them without several key players for significant stretches.
However, the team is looking at January as a turning point, with multiple players set to return from injuries.
Erik ten Hag has confirmed that a group of players, including Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Harry Maguire, Mason Mount, and Tyrell Malacia, are on the cusp of being match-fit by January’s end.
Both Casemiro, struggling with a hamstring issue, and Martinez, sidelined due to a foot injury, have been out of action for a considerable period but are expected to regain their fitness by the month’s close.
Malacia’s absence has also been notably lengthy, owing to undergoing two knee surgeries. His steady progress in recovery is one of the reasons behind Sergio Reguilon’s return to Tottenham.
Mount and Maguire, dealing with shorter-term injuries, haven’t played since November 11 and December 12.
Looking ahead, United is set to face Wigan in the FA Cup’s third round on Monday.