Phil Jones and Marouane Fellaini have both returned to full training today ahead of Manchester United’s clash against Chelsea this weekend, according to the Daily Mail’s Ian Ladyman who was likely watching the side train this morning at Carrington.
As well as the midfield duo, Wayne Rooney has taken part in some individual training with the physio on his road to recovery from a groin problem.
It is a timely return for both Jones and Fellaini because United’s midfield has been stretched at the seams as Tom Cleverley was almost played into the ground over the Christmas period in their absence.
Darren Fletcher’s return to full fitness has been a lifesaver this season but up against a mobile and threatening Chelsea, Moyes would likely prefer the energy of Jones back in the middle. Before his injury, he was our best midfielder and it is great to have him but he may not be ready to start a game so soon after returning from injury.
As for Fellaini, his season starts now. A topsy turvy beginning at Old Trafford was followed swiftly by an unfortunate injury but now that is in the past, we want to see why David Moyes paid £27 million for him.
Rooney’s return to individual training back in England shows that he has made progress but as with Jones, he may not be ready in time for Chelsea. Would Moyes risk him if he wasn’t 100% fit? Potentially.