Man Utd Team News: Mourinho Confirms Trio Will Start + Reveals Injury Boost
Jose Mourinho has confirmed these three players will start for Manchester United against Hull tomorrow while he also revealed an injury boost.
Manchester United will be looking to close in on the top four in the league when they entertain Hull City at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
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 Red Devils boss was pleased to confirm an injury boost with the news that Eric Bailly is fit and available for selection to face the Tigers tomorrow evening.
Bailly made his return to action following his participation at the Africa Cup of Nations by turning out for the Man Utd reserves against Everton on Monday but he was forced off inside an hour with an apparent ankle problem.
However, thankfully Mourinho has confirmed that the injury was nothing serious and Bailly’s withdrawal was just precautionary so the 22-year-old centre-back is available to take on Hull.
The Portuguese coach has virtually a fully-fit squad to choose from and Mourinho is expected to make plenty of changes from the side that beat Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup over the weekend.
The ‘Special One’ insists he always aims to field a strong side and will do so again tomorrow before confirming that the likes of Antonio Valencia, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba will all return to the starting eleven after being rested on Sunday.
Mourinho told the clubs website:
“We always play a full-strength team. It depends on the way you look at it but we always try to have a strong team.
“Of course, we had some players that didn’t play the last match [against Wigan], some players with a lot of matches played already – people like Valencia, Ibra, Pogba. Some of these players with lot of matches didn’t play but will play tomorrow.”
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United face Hull for the second time in less than a week and Mourinho will be desperate to register three points tomorrow after seeing his side lose the second leg of their EFL Cup semi final at the KCOM Stadium last week.
The Manchester giants head in to the game sitting sixth in the Premier League table – four points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool – so they’ll be hoping to close the gap with a win tomorrow.