United starlet confirms fitness boost

Jese Lingard’s return to training means Jose Mourinho could have a fully-fit squad for Manchester United’s trip to Hull on Saturday.

Man United: United starlet confirms fitness boostMan United: United starlet confirms fitness boost

The 23-year-old wideman was part of the United boss’ plans over the summer and was in the side for the 2-1 Community Shield win against Leicester at Wembley on August 7.

However, Lingard picked up an injury during the game against the Foxes and has been sidelined ever since.

But he has now confirmed his return to training on Wednesday and will be hoping to force his way into the squad for United’s game against the Tigers at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday evening.

“Good to be back training with the lads after my injury,” Lingard wrote on his social media sites.

If Lingard is fit then it will leave Mourinho with a selection quandary and the Portuguese tactician admitted he was looking forward to a hectic September to give all of his squad some game time in the Premier League, Europa League and an EFL third-round tie at Northampton.

He said: “When I look to Memphis, [Michael] Carrick, [Phil] Jones, all these guys I don’t select. I am desperate for September. Because September we have Capital One Cup, we have Europa League, we have seven matches in September, and they all play and then I am happy.”

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