Villarreal have received a boost ahead of their Champions League match against Manchester United, after attacker Samuel Chukwueze returned to training.
The 22-year-old has been out of action since May 6, when he was injured away to Arsenal in the Europa League assignment at the Emirates, a game that ended 0-0, with the Spanish outfit eventually advancing 2-1 on aggregate.
The Nigerian international eventually missed the final against Manchester United, and the Super Cup loss to Champions League winners Chelsea. The 22-year-old has now missed the club’s last six La Liga matches and the Group F Champions League opening match against Atalanta that ended 2-2.
However, in a video posted by the club, the attacker was seen training with teammates ahead of today’s UCL encounter. But the club’s medical department has not commented whether Chukwueze is fit enough to be involved against the Red Devils.
Unai Emery men will be away at Old Trafford aiming to inflict more pain on the hosts who suffered 2-1 away to Young Boys in their initial match.
It will be a rematch of the Europa League final last season where Villareal won 11-10 on penalties, after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.