Aaron Wan-Bissaka, a defender for Manchester United, has taken a big step toward being fully fit at the club’s Carrington headquarters.
The right-back hasn’t played since September 16 because he hurt his hamstring at the end of United’s home loss to Brighton.
Now, though, Wan-Bissaka is back to working on grass at the club’s training center and is getting closer to being able to play again.
His last few days of recovery could get him back on the job within the next 10 days if everything goes as planned.
On Sunday, Ten Hag’s team plays Manchester City in a match. On Wednesday night, they host Newcastle in the Carabao Cup. On the same Saturday every week, they go to Fulham in the Premier League.
It’s possible that Wan-Bissaka doesn’t want to play right back in the Manchester derby because the game is so intense. Still, the full-back’s impending return will be good news for Erik ten Hag, who has had a lot of defense injury problems this season.
Luke Shaw and Lisandro Martinez, two regulars, have been missing for a long time. So far this season, Raphael Varane, Sergio Reguilon, Jonny Evans, Tyrell Malacia, and Wan-Bissaka have all been hurt and had to miss time.