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And just like that, we have reached yet another international break. One major difference this time around is the mood surrounding the club. United players jetted off for their respective international duties in high spirits having won five of the last six games.
If anything, this break has come at the wrong time for the Reds who have seemingly started to build some momentum across all competitions. But on the other hand, the next two weeks give some key players the necessary time to come back to full fitness ahead of the hectic December schedule.
Players who got called up to action for the November international fixtures:
England (Nov. 14 vs. Montenegro, Nov. 17 vs. Kosovo)
Dean Henderson (on loan at Sheffield United)
England U-21 (Nov. 15 vs. Albania U21)
Wales (Nov. 16 vs. Azerbaijan, Nov. 19 vs. Hungary)
Spain (Nov. 15 vs. Malta, Nov. 18 vs. Romania)
David De Gea
Sweden (Nov. 15 vs. Romania, Nov. 18 vs. Faroe Islands)
Republic of Ireland (Nov. 14 vs. New Zealand, Nov. 18 vs. Denmark)
Kieran O’Hara (on loan at Burton Albion)
*Marcos Rojo and Scott McTominay also received call ups to represent their respective countries but were forced to pull out with injuries. The Argentine is believed to have a minor knock while United’s midfield anchor suffered an ankle injury against Brighton and could face a spell on the sidelines.
The end of this international break could see the returns of Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe — meaning that if all players complete their international obligations unscathed, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could have close to a full squad available for selection next month with the Manchester derby fast approaching.