Man Utd Team News: Mourinho Confirms Double Injury Boost

By on August 18, 2017

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Manchester United will look to build on their impressive opening weekend win over West Ham when they take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.

Ahead of the game, Jose Mourinho has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s given ManUtd.com a team news and injury update.

The United boss was pleased to confirm a double injury boost with the news that Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are set to step-up their recoveries from long-term issues.

Shaw has not featured since late April after suffering a foot injury during the game against Swansea last season but the full-back has been making good progress with his rehabilitation in training.

Young on the other hand has been on the sidelines since suffering a serious hamstring strain during United’s UEFA Europa League semi-final tie at Celta Vigo in early May and he returned to full training this week.

However, both players are now ready to step-up their returns with Mourinho confirming both Shaw and Young will play for the United under-23 side against Swansea on Monday night.

Mourinho told the clubs website:

“Everybody is fine. The next week, on Monday, in the Under-23s game, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are playing their first minutes of competition this season.

“It is like a pre-season match for them. But it is good news because, when they can play with the Under-23s, it is because the last week they trained with us all week so they are both coming [back].”

Otherwise, the United squad is in excellent shape as Marcos Rojo is the only other absentee with the Argentinean international still facing several weeks out with a serious knee ligament injury

United head in to the weekend action sitting top of the Premier League following the first round of fixtures after thrashing West Ham 4-0 at Old Trafford last week so Mourinho will be looking to maintain that position with another win tomorrow.

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