Manchester United receive big boost as five players are set to return vs AC Milan

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Manchester United hope to have as many as five players back for the Europa League last-16 second-leg vs AC Milan on Thursday.

The Red Devils are hoping to book a place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League after last week’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to have David de Gea, Donny van de Beek, Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial back ahead of Thursday’s Europa League game against AC Milan.

Solskjaer said: “Injury-wise I hope we have four or five players back for that game [against Milan], very likely Edinson and Anthony are fit, Donny as well, Paul might make the trip and David is back from isolation, that’s more numbers, today we had two goalkeepers on the bench so we need them back.”

Pogba has been sidelined since February 6 with a thigh injury and Van de Beek has missed the last seven games with a muscular injury.

Cavani has missed the last four games with a knock while De Gea is back from isolation after returning from Spain following the birth of his daughter.