Manchester United returned to training on Monday ahead of the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Nottingham Forest.

United visit Forest at the City Ground for Wednesday’s match, looking to bounce back from defeat at Arsenal at The Emirates this past weekend.

There was good news for United ahead of the cup tie, with a new face in training as Axel Tuanzebe made his return to the first team group.

He is unlikely to play a part in the squad but his presence will give the squad a lift as a fresh face at a crucial point in the season.

Jadon Sancho is in a similar position. The winger (top) was sporting a trim new look, appearing slimmed-down after working intensely on his fitness.

Sancho has been out of action since October, and rather than through injury, it was simply a loss of fitness cited.

He returned to training last week and Erik ten Hag told United’s website he is keen to welcome him back to action

“We have to cover so many games, but especially we need quality players, and he is definitely a quality player who can make the difference and we are expecting that from him.”

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Casemiro raring to go

Manchester United Training Session
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Casemiro was a big miss for Manchester United against Arsenal at the weekend. Having now served his suspension for five yellow cards, the Brazilian is almost certain to start this upcoming semi-final match.

Rested up after the weekend, Casemiro looked raring to go in training. He has been outstanding for the Red Devils since joining from Real Madrid in the summer.

The second leg of the semi-final takes place at Old Trafford next week. If United go through to the final, we would play the victor between Newcastle and Southampton.

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