Edinson Cavani is ready to make his return for Manchester United after serving a three-match domestic suspension.
Cavani, 33, missed the last three games against Watford, Manchester City and Aston Villa after he was banned and fined £100,000 by the FA over an Instagram post.
The Uruguayan has not played in almost two weeks but could return to the United attack at Burnley on Tuesday night. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Cavani had made the most of his absence from matches to rest up after a hectic fixture period.
“Edinson has trained well,” Solskjaer said. “He had a couple of days off. He is ready to go, I am glad to have him back. He will be important for us until the end of the season.
“We have to be aggressive. We have to go into every game humble and working hard, don’t even think for one second you’ve cracked it if you’re near the top. That’s not the type of players we have. We have players who should play on the front foot and be aggressive, work hard and be hard to play against no matter what.
“The group mentality is improving all the time. Now it’s a different challenge, it’s Burnley away. We’re in this position, it doesn’t matter where we end up in the league as long as we focus on this game and this game only.”
The MEN revealed United players wanted to play their game in hand at Burnley before travelling to Liverpool due to the momentum of a 10-match unbeaten league run and their domestic away form. United have not lost an away fixture on English soil since the 2-0 reverse at Liverpool on January 19 last year.
Liverpool await United on January 17 this week and Solskjaer, who publicly confirmed his desire to face Burnley as soon as possible, believes playing the fixture will provide a mental boost for the United players.
“Sometimes with the results we got in the beginning it made it more difficult for the players,” Solskjaer opined. “Maybe easier for people to criticise us, look at the table, maybe worry a little bit.
“Of course, a game in hand is only good if you win it. We need to win it to put those points on the board. We had a difficult start against Palace and Tottenham, it made it harder mentally for the players to look at the table. Even if you don’t look at the table, people are always talking about your positioning.”