Fred has become the latest Manchester United player to be spotted back in first team training.
The Brazilian made a low-key return, with the club releasing a picture of him defending against Nemanja Matic from Tuesday’s session in Scotland.
This is the first time Fred has been back with the United squad since the Copa America.
Fred’s appearance followed Paul Pogba linking back up with the squad in Scotland.
He was late back after being given extra leave after reaching the Copa America final with Brazil.
United are on a mini pre-season training camp ahead of this weekend’s friendly match with Everton.
England stars Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw have both returned to training too, as has a new look Anthony Martial. But there is currently no sign yet of Jadon Sancho. He is expected back any day now.
Edinson Cavani is the other big player United are waiting on. Players may be popping up at different times dependent on which country they are arriving from after their holidays and the varying quarantine regulations.
Slowly but surely United are getting players back. Although new signing Raphael Varane has not yet been able to complete his move.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unlikely to be able to quite pick his first choice XI against Leeds. Instead he will have to compromise and find a combination of players who he believes can win the game, and who are the fittest in the group after another bumpy pre-season.
Manchester United’s first six fixtures of 2021/22
- Leeds (H)
August 14 – 12.30pm
- Southampton (A)
August 22 – 2pm
- Wolves (A)
August 29 – 4.30pm
- Newcastle (H)
September 11 – 3pm
- West Ham (A)
September 18 – 2pm
- Aston Villa (H)
September 25 – 3pm
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