Paul Pogba hands Man Utd timely boost ahead of new Premier League season

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Paul Pogba has handed Manchester United a boost after returning to training after recovering from Covid-19.

The French international tested positive for the virus last month and has spent the last two weeks in quarantine at home.

The illness forced Pogba to pull out of the recent Nations League internationals against Sweden and Croatia.

But he has made a full recovery and joined the rest of his United team-mates in training today ahead of this weekend's pre-season friendly at Aston Villa.

It remains to be seen if Pogba travels to Villa Park with the rest of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad.

But his return to fitness is a welcome lift for United in the wake of a difficult few weeks off the pitch that have seen captain Harry Maguire arrested in Greece following a drunken brawl with police and teenage sensation Mason Greenwood sent home from the England camp in Iceland after breaking lockdown rules.

Juan Mata, meanwhile, continues to train alone at home as he continues to quarantine after returning from a break in Spain and will not be involved in the game with Villa.

Mata is one of a handful of first-team stars still to report at United's training ground along with Sergio Romero, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Phil Jones, Fred and Nemanja Matic.

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Solskjaer is expected to hand Dean Henderson his United debut in the Villa game ahead of his first full season in the first team squad.

Henderson, who spent last season on-loan at Sheffield United, has penned a new and improved contract with United and is desperate to dislodge David De Gea as Solskjaer's No.1 keeper.

United kick-off their Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 19.

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