Luton Town boss confirms major injury boost as Man Utd sent 'different team' warning

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Manchester United's next Premier League action will see them head to Kenilworth Road for just the second time in over 30 years.

Luton Town will have Teden Mengi available for Sunday's visit of Manchester United after the defender missed last week's defeat to Sheffield United with an ankle injury.

Mengi has been excellent for Luton since making the move from United last summer. The 21-year-old returned to start against his former side in a 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture and has started 16 Premier League games this season - his first in top-flight football.

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The Hatters were enjoying a good run of form up until last weekend when, without Mengi, they lost 3-1 at home to relegation rivals Sheffield United. But Edwards confirmed the return of his defender and praised the decision to leave Old Trafford in search of more regular football.

“Teden’s fully fit and available,” Edwards told reporters on Friday. “He’s been brilliant for us this year. For a younger player to step up, come away from home, out of his comfort zone, and performed at the highest level as he has is astounding.

“I’m not surprised with anything he does, but perhaps I was surprised by how quickly he adapted to his surroundings and his teammates. Hopefully he’ll continue that. He has a high ceiling and I know he will be desperate to play this weekend.”

United enjoyed a much-needed 1-0 win over Luton back in November, with Victor Lindelof scoring the only goal to help Erik ten Hag's side bounce back from a disappointing 4-3 Champions League defeat in Copenhagen earlier that week. The Reds were able to assert their dominance for much of the 90 minutes but Edwards believes his side's growing experience, plus the advantage of being at home, could see them put up more of a fight.

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"It will be a different game [than the reverse fixture]," the Luton boss added. "We’re different from that game, and I do think Kenilworth Road is fairly unique. It's a different experience.

“We’ll have to try and play as well as we can, that’s obvious. If we play well we can rock them off their rhythm. We need to be brave and on the front foot and if we’re good we can stop them from having the game they want.

“Our aim will be on us, so if our performance is good enough then who knows, maybe we’ve got a chance. If we don’t perform to our maximum, they’re Manchester United…”

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