Pictures: Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo and Anthony Martial all return from injury against Watford

by Sam Peoples

Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo and Anthony Martial have all been included in Manchester United’s match-day squad for Wednesday night’s game against Watford.

Darmian and Martial missed the 3-2 win over Arsenal at the weekend through injury while Rojo had to be taken off in the second half but all three are fit enough to return.

In Martial’s absence, Marcus Rashford has enjoyed a meteoric rise with four goals in his first two appearances which means it is now not a given for Martial to come straight back into the starting XI, Louis van Gaal could choose to rest the Frenchman in order to ensure he doesn’t aggravate an injury.

The same goes for Darmian because Guillermo Varela has been excellent at right-back and it would be unfair to simply dismiss him because Matteo is available again. For me, I’d like to see Varela keep his place and ease Darmian back into the team to make sure he is 110% fit.

With our youngsters doing so well, there really is no need to rush the senior players back into the team immediately and I think that will be van Gaal’s thought process as well.

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