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Latest Man Utd injury news and return dates ahead of Chelsea as Solskjaer reveals double boost

After the winter break, Manchester United face Chelsea in what could prove to be a pivotal game in the race for a top four spot.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side know a win would be huge, especially after dropping points in recent weeks against Burnley and Wolves at Old Trafford.

They take on a Chelsea side who have also been in inconsistent form, with Blues boss Frank Lampard admitting that his team lack depth in attacking areas – and with the knowledge that they have already beaten Lampard’s side at home and away this season in the Premier League and FA Cup.

United will hope to welcome back several players from injury after their mini-break, although some key stars will still be on the treatment table.

Ahead of the Stamford Bridge clash, we take a look at the United players who will and won’t be fit for the trip to west London.

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Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford aggravated a back problem in United’s FA Cup third round replay against Wolves and has been ruled out until after the break.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford receives treatment during the FA Cup clash with Wolves.
(Image: (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images))

Speaking on January 19, Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Yeah it’s a [back] stress fracture. He’ll be out for a while.

“He won’t be back until after the mid-season break. Normally six weeks to heal, then he needs rehab after that.”

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Scott McTominay

Scott McTominay has been on the sidelines since the win over Newcastle on Boxing Day, with a knee injury.

Speaking in January, Solskjaer said: “Scott’s going to be out for a while. We won’t see him before the winter break, we’ll see him hopefully in February.”

In a recent update, McTominay told Sky Sports: “I am feeling good, hopefully do my best to be back on the pitch as soon as I possibly can.

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