Man Utd Team News: Mourinho Confirms Injury Boost + Pogba/Ibrahimovic Updates

By on October 20, 2017

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Manchester United will be looking to keep the pressure on Manchester City with a win when they take on Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon.

Ahead of the game, Jose Mourinho has been speaking at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s given reporters the latest team and injury news.

The United boss was pleased to confirm a boost with the news that Marcus Rashford is fit and available for selection this weekend despite picking up a knock on Wednesday night.

Rashford scored a fortuitous winner during the 1-0 victory over Benfica in the Champions League but limped off during the second half after suffering a knee problem.

Mourinho said after the game he hoped it was nothing serious and thankfully it’s turned out to be just that as Rashford has been declared fit to face Huddersfield on Saturday.

Phil Jones didn’t feature against Benfica due to a knock but the centre-back is expected to return to the side this weekend with Victor Lindelof the man most likely to make way.

However, Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini continue to miss out due to injury while Marcos Rojo is still a couple of weeks away from being in contention as he works his way back to full fitness from a knee ligament injury.

Mourinho was also asked for an update on Paul Pogba but he insists he has no idea when the midfielder will be recovered from a hamstring injury that’s already kept him out for a month.

The United boss also gave the latest on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and says the striker is working hard to get back to full fitness following his knee ligament injury so Mourinho feels he could be back in action before the new year.

Mourinho told ManUtd.com:

“Nobody else is coming back. We have the same players as we had for the Benfica match.”

“Paul is not here, I don’t know when he comes back. I don’t know when he’s available. I have no idea about it.

“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. Let him take his time and be back when everybody feels is the right moment. Do I believe he’ll be back in 2017? Yes, I do. But it’s just a feeling.”

United head in to the weekend action sitting second in the Premier League table – two points adrift of Man City – so it’s important they come away with all three points from the John Smiths Stadium on Saturday.

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