Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Diogo Dalot is in line to make his Premier League debut against Southampton on Saturday.
Injuries have restricted the 19-year-old, who joined United in a £19million deal from Porto in June, to just two cup appearances this season.
But Mourinho has confirmed the full-back will be included in his matchday squad this weekend.
“Players must be ready and in this case some are going away to the medical room and others are coming back,” he said.
“For example, this weekend will be the first call for Dalot. He’s ready now.
”He had an important injury and then surgery, and then a second injury with the national team (Portugal Under-21s) when he was already playing against Young Boys and Derby County.
“When he was almost there, he was injured for the national team but now he’s had two weeks of training and we think he’s ready now.”
Mourinho’s men are looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League after a derby-day defeat to Manchester City and last weekend’s goalless draw against Crystal Palace.