Gabriel Obertan continued his comeback from a spinal injury when he lined up for the Reserves against Blackburn Rovers tonight.The young winger, signed from Bordeaux in July, played in a front-three as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserves routed Blackburn Rovers 3-0.
Obertan, who again caught the eye with pace and direct running at the Blackburn defence, set up Matty James for the game’s first chance, only for the England under-20 player to miss the target.
The France under-21 winger played his third reserve fixture in the past week after making his début against Oldham Athletic last Monday and then appearing against Clyde on Sunday.
But with Nani continuing to produce inconsistent performances the door is ajar for Obertan, who is likely to make his first team debut in the Carling Cup tie against Barnsley next Tuesday.
Obertan, voted Most Valuable Player at the Toulon International youth tournament in June, scored on English soil for France under-21s against England in March.