Man Utd Team News: Mourinho Confirms Double Boost But 5 Others To Miss Spurs Clash

By on October 27, 2017

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Manchester United will be looking to give their title chances a major boost when they take on Tottenham at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

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

The United boss was pleased to confirm that Phil Jones is expected to be available for selection against Spurs this weekend after recovering from a minor knock.

Jones was only deemed fit enough to be on the bench during the League Cup win at Swansea in midweek but the centre-back is now set to be in contention to start this weekend.

In a double boost, Mourinho also suggested that Eric Bailly could make his comeback after recovering from a groin injury that’s kept him out of action since the last international break.

However, the United boss was quick to dismiss the absence of Tottenham striker Harry Kane after pointing out that he’ll be without five of his key men this weekend.

Kane has been ruled out of the trip to Old Trafford with a hamstring injury but Mourinho had no sympathy for his opposite number as he’ll continue to be without Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo tomorrow.

Pogba is still nursing a hamstring injury, Carrick remains out with a calf strain, Fellaini has a knee ligament problem while Rojo and Ibrahimovic are still working their way back to full fitness from serious knee injuries.

Mourinho told ManUtd.com:

“Jones was on the bench the other day and is okay. Bailly is a possibility. I think we are fine, I think we are strong and I think we are ready.”

“We have no Zlatan Ibrahimovic, no Paul Pogba, no Marouane Fellaini, no Marcos Rojo, no Michael Carrick, so don’t speak to me about Harry Kane.”

United head in to the weekend action sitting second in the Premier League table but with only goal difference separating them from Spurs and leaders Man City five points clear, Mourinho will be desperate to secure a win tomorrow.

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