Manchester United could have defender Marcos Rojo available for Thursday’s semi-final second leg clash against Hull City.
The Argentine missed Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Saturday through illness according to manager Jose Mourinho, with Chris Smalling taking his place in defence.
However, the defender was spotted watching the game amongst visiting supporters in the away end, with pictures of him at the Britannia Stadium circulating on social media.
Rojo has now been pictured back in training as United prepare for the trip to the KCOM Stadium and could return to the side.
The much-maligned Argentine has been in good form his season and, alongside Phil Jones has seemingly become Jose Mourinho’s preferred centre-back pairing with Eric Bailly away on international duty.
The Portuguese is likely to make changes for the trip to Hull as United face a punishing schedule largely due to their cup commitments.
After Thursday, the Red Devils take on Wigan in the FA Cup fourth round before facing Hull in the Premier League on Wednesday followed by a trip to champions Leicester City.
Rojo could therefore return to the side with Phil Jones dropping out although youngster Axel Tuanzebe may also be in the reckoning after also being pictured training with the first team.
The 26-year-old has made 23 appearances for the club in all competitions this season, which has come as something of a surprise particularly as he came close to an exit in the summer.
Whether he has done enough to convince Mourinho of his quality for the future remains to be seen, however, with the club having been heavily linked with moves for Kostas Manolas and Victor Lindelof.
The Argentina international’s current deal expires in 2019 but he faces potentially losing his starting spot when Bailly returns from international duty.
The Ivory Coast international appears to be the club’s first choice centre-back and Mourinho may opt to partner him with Jones who has also impressed and is enjoying an extended run in the team after injury.