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Manchester United receive triple selection boost ahead of Atalanta

Manchester United have received a triple selection boost ahead of their Champions League encounter with Atalanta this evening.

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The Red Devils take on their Italian opponents in a crucial Group F clash at Old Trafford and will be able to call upon the services of Harry Maguire, Fred and Edinson Cavani, although Anthony Martial remains sidelined.

Maguire made his comeback from a calf problem against Leicester City last time out, although looked short of match sharpness, while South American duo Fred and Cavani were unavailable due to their international exploits.

Ahead of tonight’s European fixture, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed all three will be available for selection, with Martial and Raphael Varane the only absentees.

“Anthony joined in training today, but he’s still not fit enough to join us (for the match),” Solskjaer told United’s in-house media.

“Harry’s not had any reaction, so he’s fine and good to go. We didn’t lose anyone else from the game through injury at the weekend. So we’re, more or less, a full squad. Raphael is still not with us, but Edinson and Fred are back available, which is good for us.”

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Solskjaer will be buzzing

News that Maguire, Fred and Cavani will be ready to feature from the off against Atalanta will have Solskjaer buzzing, given the importance of the trio to his struggling charges.

Despite his hugely disappointing showing against the Foxes last time out, Maguire is a crucial cog in United’s backline and has captained the 20-time English champions on eight occasions this season, highlighting his influence.

The return of Brazil international Fred to United’s midfield should add some extra bite as none of his teammates have matched or bettered his tally of 2.5 tackles per game this term.

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Meanwhile, the added goal threat of Cavani as Cristiano Ronaldo continues to struggle with one goal in his last four club outings could prove pivotal as Solskjaer’s side go in search of all three points.

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