MANCHESTER UNITED celebrated a double injury boost ahead of the Wolves game.
The Red Devils travel to Molineux tomorrow night eyeing their first Premier League win since Boxing Day.
And they were given the positive news that two long-term absentees will return to action soon.
Erik ten Hag confirmed both Tyrell Malacia and Mason Mount are back in training – although the Wolves tie comes too soon for the pair.
The manager said: “Tyrell Malacia and Mason Mount, they are on the grass.
“Not ready [to play] but I don’t think it takes long.
“The good thing is we have a strong squad and can now pick.
“That is the difference with many games in the autumn, in 2023, in the period we had only 11 or 12 players.
“That was a challenge, every time, to put 11 players on the pitch, but now we can pick a team.”
Left-back Malacia, 24, underwent knee surgery in the summer and needed a second operation towards the end of 2023.
It means he is yet to feature in the current season.
Mount, meanwhile, has endured a stuttering start to life at Old Trafford.
He joined from Chelsea in a £60million deal but is on just 12 appearances in all competitions for his new club.
Mount, 25, missed more than a month of action early on in the campaign before being sidelined in November with a calf injury.
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The 36-cap England midfielder will be hopeful of being reintroduced into the first team in February as United push for European qualification.
And the news went down with jubilant fans on Twitter.
One said: “My boy Malacia is back – we ’bout to feast.”
Another wrote: “Good to hear. Can’t wait.”
A third added: “Let’s gooo.”
And a final user replied: “This is great news.”
Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Casemiro all returned for United against Newport and look set to be involved at Wolves, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a doubt.
Andre Onana should be available following Cameroon’s early Africa Cup of Nations exit but all eyes will be further up the pitch and whether Rashford is involved.