Man Utd Team News: Trio Edge Closer To Returns + Mourinho Offers Ibrahimovic Update

By on August 25, 2017

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Manchester United will look to continue their faultless start to the new season when they entertain Leicester City on Saturday evening.

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 has confirmed that Ashley Young and Luke Shaw are edging closer to their injury comebacks while Marcos Rojo is also on the road to recovery.

Young has been on the sidelines with a serious hamstring injury but he stepped-up his return with a run-out for the under-23s on Monday and Mourinho says the versatile midfielder will be the first player of the three to be available for selection.

Shaw also featured for the under-23s against Swansea City earlier this week as he steps-up his rehabilitation from a foot injury and the left-back isn’t too far behind Young in his recovery, but neither player is available this weekend.

Rojo has been recuperating from a knee ligament injury that he sustained back in March and the Argentinean international is back in light training – although Mourinho insists they won’t rush the defender back too soon.

The United boss also provided an update on the fitness of Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the Swedish legend re-joined the club on a one-year contract yesterday.

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Ibrahimovic is currently working his way back to full fitness from a serious knee ligament injury that he suffered last season and Mourinho says there is no chance the striker will play any part in the Champions League group stages.

Mourinho told the clubs website:

“Young will come back earlier than Luke. We need our squad, we need everybody, but there is no rush with Rojo. There is no limping. Just straight runs and repetitions. We have to respect the timings and they are bringing him to the team around December.”

United head in to the weekend action having secured consecutive 4-0 wins over West Ham and Swansea so Mourinho will be hoping for a similar result against Leicester at Old Trafford tomorrow night.

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