Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw train ahead of Manchester City derby

by Sam Peoples

Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw took part in Manchester United’s training today ahead of the derby this weekend against City.

Both players have been missing for a with injury and Louis van Gaal will be pleased to have two of his first-team members back in training.

Marcos Rojo stepped in for Smalling following his injury but the Englishman had been in great form prior to that.

Shaw faces an uphill battle thanks to the outstanding form of Daley Blind at left-back. The Dutchman was only supposed to deputise in Shaw’s absence but he has been so good in the position that he now has to be considered first-choice for that position.

Robin van Persie also took part in training once again but van Gaal has confirmed he is unavailable for selection this weekend.

Here are a few pictures of the trio back in training:

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