Former Hearts full-back Demetri Mitchell has returned to Manchester United training for the first-time since leaving Tynecastle, but what does the future hold?

The ex-Jambo picked up the injury against Auchinleck Talbot in February. He suffered a reoccurrence of a knee problem that forced him to miss part of the 2017/18 campaign.

An unfortunate injury. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Now Mitchell, who made his senior Red Devils debut in the 2016/17 season, is training on the grass again.

What does the future hold for the ex-Gorgie man though?

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

Mitchell won’t be at Manchester United for long

Mitchell really impressed on his first Tynecastle loan stint, prompting Craig Levein to bring him back for a second spell. Things just weren’t the same though.

Seemed to struggle second time round. (Photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He seemed to think he was playing at left midfield. Mitchell would burst forward all the same, but would often be a liability going back the way.

Overall he made 23 appearances in what was challenging campaign for him.

Where does all of this leave his Red Devils career? The left-back’s Hearts form certainly suggested that he was struggling at Scottish Premiership level, never mind playing at one of the world’s biggest clubs.

Isn’t United quality. (Photo by Allan Dranberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Left-back is a problem position for the Old Trafford side though. With Luke Shaw injured, Ashley Young has been used in the full-back slot.

Whilst Young isn’t as good as he once was, the 34-year-old is capable of offering more than Mitchell, based on the latter’s Tynecastle experience.

Hearts’ former full-back may be returning to fitness, but don’t expect to see him in a Red Devils shirt in the near future.

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