Marcus Rashford is fit and available as Manchester United visit The John Smith’s Stadium to take on Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
Manchester United will be aiming to bounce back to winning ways in the Premier League and keep up the pressure on neighbours Manchester City when they travel to The John Smith’s Stadium to face Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
Ahead of the trip to West Yorkshire, Jose Mourinho has been greeted with some positive news, with Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones fit and available. While Jones was unable to take the field against Benfica due to an unspecified problem, Marcus Rashford limped off due to a minor knee injury.
But, neither player will be sidelined for the game at Huddersfield, with Mourinho confirming in his pre-match press conference that he has no fresh injury concerns to deal with. The Manchester United boss also commented on his squad’s injury situation, with a number of player’s sidelined.
“Nobody else is coming back. We have the same players as we had for the Benfica match. The injury process normally is a process of some guys get injured, some guys recover from injury, unless we lose completely the balance, this happens to almost every team.”
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“Unless a team has a phenomenal season where everything goes well and not even a broken nail happens to a player. [Soon], Zlatan, Marcos [Rojo], Pogba and Fellaini will be back and somebody [else] will get injured and I think that’s a normal process.”
Indeed, the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic (knee), Eric Bailly (groin), Michael Carrick (calf), Marcos Rojo (knee), Paul Pogba (hamstring) and Marouane Fellaini (knee) make for a long injury list. But, while Rojo is set to return in two weeks’ time, Pogba and Fellaini are reportedly likely to be available by the end of the month.
When asked about Pogba’s return, though, Mourinho refused to point towards a specific date. But, the Portuguese manager did give a glowing report on Zlatan Ibrahimovic who, he believes, will be back before the end of the year.
“Paul is not here, I don’t know when he comes back. I don’t know when he’s available. Zlatan is here, he’s working here and under our control. He’s working as you would expect so, so, so hard. But he’s not to be back in the next week or next couple of weeks. Do I believe he’ll be back in 2017? Yes, I do. But it’s just a feeling.”
Meanwhile, David Wagner will have Steve Mounie in his matchday squad on Saturday, with the striker recovering from a heel injury. But, Kasey Palmer (hamstring), Michael Hefele (Achilles), Jon Gorenc-Stankovic (knee), Collin Quaner (knee) and Philip Billing (ankle) are sidelined.