“The impact he made towards the end of it when he got his fitness… because he struggled early on with fitness, he struggled with niggles.
“We feel now to get the best out of Edinson this season we need him to have 100 per cent fit and not pushing. We’ve got a strong squad that will cope with having to let players heal and don’t risk any further injuries.
“I see Edinson having a massive impact because he’s that type of personality and a player. He’s a top professional and he can’t wait to get back on. He’s working really hard to get back on the pitch.”
Amad and Marcus Rashford will miss Sunday’s game through injury, while Dean Henderson and Phil Jones are on their way back to the first-team picture after featuring for the Under-23s at Arsenal last weekend.