Valencia could return for final two Manchester United matches

Antonio Valencia, who is set to leave Manchester United at the end of 2018-19, has returned to training ahead of the trip to Huddersfield.

Manchester United captain Antonio Valencia has not played since the 2-0 win at Newcastle United on January 2.   -  Getty Images

Antonio Valencia could return for Manchester United's final two games of the Premier League season.

The 33-year-old club captain, who has not played since the 2-0 win at Newcastle United on January 2, trained with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first team on Wednesday.

It means Valencia could be in line to feature against Huddersfield Town on Sunday and Cardiff City on May 12, in what would be his final appearances for the Red Devils.


The former Wigan Athletic man is expected to leave United at the end of the season, with the club thought to have chosen not to take up the option to extend his contract.

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Marcus Rashford also took part in Wednesday's session, after managing 65 minutes of the 1-1 draw with Chelsea last Sunday due to a shoulder problem.

United realistically needs to beat Huddersfield and Cardiff to stand a chance of finishing in the Premier League's top four.

The draw with Chelsea leaves it three points behind Maurizio Sarri's side, which sits fourth, while it also has a worse goal difference.

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