Aaron Wan-Bissaka returns to training ahead of Manchester Derby
Aaron Wan-Bissaka missed plenty of Manchester United games due to a hamstring injury
At the Carrington headquarters of Manchester United, defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has made significant progress towards returning to full fitness.
Since September 16, the right-back has been absent due to a hamstring injury he suffered during United’s home loss to Brighton.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is getting closer to being available again, though, as he has started exercising again on the grass at the team’s training facility.
If everything proceeds as planned throughout the latter phases of his recuperation, there is hope that he could be accessible within the next ten days.
Erik ten Hag’s team will play a derby against Manchester City on Sunday and a Carabao Cup match against Newcastle on Wednesday.
One Saturday each week, they make the trip to Fulham in the Premier League.
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Considering the urgency of the match, Wan-Bissaka might decide that starting the right-back again in the Manchester rivalry is too hazardous.
Erik ten Hag, who has struggled with defensive injuries this season, will benefit from the full-back’s impending comeback.
Luke Shaw and Lisandro Martinez, two regulars, have both been out for a long time. So far this season, injuries have kept Raphael Varane, Sergio Reguilon, Jonny Evans, Tyrell Malacia, and Wan-Bissaka out of action for periods of time.
After the 3-1 home setback to Brighton & Hove Albion in mid-September, when former Manchester United player Danny Welbeck returned to punish his former employers by scoring the game’s first goal, the right-back has been unavailable for the Manchester team.
Fans have seen Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans play centre-back on a few occasions in recent games, forcing Ten Hag to be inventive with his defensive choices thus far this season.
In the upcoming week, Wan-Bissaka’s colleagues at United will face challenging matches against Man City and Newcastle United while he continues to heal in preparation for his comeback to first-team action.