United’s Champions League qualifications hope lightened up by the return of injured trio

<> at Wembley Stadium on August 7, 2011 in London, England.

Manchester United are currently just 1 point away from beating city rivals, Manchester City to the last Champions League spot for next season, and their chances of doing so effectively, have been increased by the return of 3 earlier-injured players. The trio of Ashley Young, Phil Jones, and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are all set to make a return to the first team by this weekend, and they showed sign of full fitness during last night’s Under-21 game against Chelsea.

Their return is surely a timely boost for LVG, who has been short of quality and experienced backup options in recent weeks. Manchester United displaced West Ham off 5th position on the table, after securing a hard-fought 1 – 0 victory over Everton at the Old Trafford on Sunday, and they will hope to step on the pedals when they face Tottenham; beaten just 4 times in 32 games. A win against the White Hart Lane outfit will increase the team’s confidence, and they will seek to put other teams to the sword with that.

The trio had been out of action weeks ago but showed no sign of rustiness when they played against Chelsea’s under-21. Ashley Young, primarily a winger before his temporary conversion to the defense flanks, featured as a lone forward while Jones manned the heart of the defense. Borthwick-Jackson was excellent at left back, and he seems sharp and ready to return to first-team action. Louis van Gaal will surely have a lot of options to select from hence, and his job isn’t under any threat if the fine performances continue.

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