Varane and Cavani pictured taking part in Manchester United training
Manchester United have been given a double injury boost ahead of Sunday’s trip to Leeds United.
Raphael Varane and Edinson Cavani who both missed Tuesday’s 2-0 win against Brighton for different reasons have been pictured training at Carrington today.
The Frenchman was set to face Graham Potter’s side after being named in the starting line-up, but after struggling with stomach problems in the build-up, he dropped out and Victor Lindelof took his place.
Cavani has missed the last two games with a groin problem, but it was encouraging to see the Uruguayan back out on the grass ahead of the clash at Elland Road.
Ralf Rangnick will have to decide whether to risk his number 21 or save El Matador for Wednesday’s Champions League first-leg against Atletico Madrid.
With United playing on Sunday afternoon and then again three days later, the German could rotate the side.
Diego Simeone’s Atletico travel to Osasuna 24 hours earlier.
But with the top-four race intensifying, Rangnick isn’t in the luxurious position of being able to rest his star men against Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
The Whites will be gunning for revenge in what promises to be an intense atmosphere between the fierce rivals.
United beat Leeds 5-1 at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season when Varane was unveiled as a new Manchester United player.
After beating Bielsa’s side 6-2 at the Theatre of Dreams last season, the reverse clash at Elland Road back in April was a cagey 0-0 affair.
With a daunting fixture list on the horizon, United desperately need to come away from West Yorkshire with all three points.
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