However, it remains to be seen how the £40m man will fit into United’s midfield if Fernandes and Pogba are deemed ready to start.
Luke Shaw played against Villa but faces competition for the left-back spot from Brandon Williams, while Solskjaer has a decision to make over David de Gea, with the keeper under pressure from rival Dean Henderson.
Daniel James, Scott McTominay and Jesse Lingard will also be vying for a start on Saturday after starting against Villa.
Meanwhile, Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial will be assessed after both went on international duty with Sweden and France respectively.
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