MANCHESTER UNITED duo Christian Eriksen and Alejandro Garnacho were spotted at Carrington on Thursday ahead of their crunch Premier League clash with Newcastle.
The Red Devils can solidify third place by moving four points clear of Tottenham with a win over Eddie Howe‘s side on Sunday.
Erik ten Hag‘s men have responded to their 7-0 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool with three wins and a draw.
But Newcastle – who have lost just one Premier League game at St James’ Park this season – promise to be a tough nut to crack in front of their own fans.
And while Eriksen and Garnacho did brave the torrential rain to report for training on Thursday, they are expected to miss the trip to the North East.
Both men have been working their way back to fitness after suffering ankle injuries.
Eriksen is set to miss the Newcastle game and the home clash with Brentford, but could be on the bench when they host Everton on April 8.
Meanwhile, Ten Hag said Garnacho will be “back before the end of the season” after he was hacked down in the goalless draw with Southampton earlier this month.
Man Utd will be forced to soldier on without the pair as they head to the Magpies’ backyard.
But they could be boosted by the return of two players in the form of Anthony Martial and Raphael Varane.
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The pair were seen driving into the training ground 72 hours before kick-off as they race to be fit for the match.
Marcus Rashford is another United star with a knock, but he is expected to recover in time for the Newcastle clash.
However, Ten Hag will definitely be without Casemiro.
The Brazilian, 31, is serving a four-game suspension for the red card he picked up against Saints.