Man Utd Team News: Mourinho Confirms Triple Boost But Duo To Miss Swansea Clash
Jose Mourinho has confirmed a triple injury boost ahead of Man Utd’s clash with Swansea but two others have been ruled out of the game.
Premier League football returns after the international break as Manchester United welcome Swansea City to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
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 ahead of the game.
The United boss confirmed a triple injury boost with Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo back in contention while Ashley Young is also expected to be available for selection tomorrow.
Jones hasn’t featured for United in almost two months after picking up an injury during the 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United while Rojo hasn’t played for the Red Devils since the win over Huddersfield in early February.
However, the centre-backs are now fit and available for selection this weekend and Young should join them in the squad tomorrow despite picking up a knock while playing for England.
Young needed treatment during the latter stages of England’s 1-1 draw with Italy on Tuesday night but Mourinho is hopeful the full-back will recover in time to face Swansea tomorrow.
However, there wasn’t such positive news on Sergio Romero as the goalkeeper is expected to be out for ‘a few weeks’ after sustaining a knee injury during Argentina’s 6-1 defeat to Spain.
Daley Blind is back in training after recovering from an ankle injury but tomorrow’s game will come too soon meaning he’ll remain on the sidelines along with Romero.
Mourinho told ManUtd.com:
“Apart of Daley, who is training with us, but obviously not available after a couple of months out, we recovered all the other problems we had. That includes Phil Jones, of course Marcos Rojo, who played already with Argentina, so the picture improved a lot for us in that aspect.
“Romero is injured and I think he will be for a few weeks, I think in general he was lucky because it was a strong contact, a strong contusion, and he will take a little bit of time to recover.
“Ashley Young had a problem in the last part of the game against Italy, but we think there is a chance for him to recover.”
United head in to the game sitting second in the Premier League table but they could find themselves in third spot come kick off if Liverpool beat Crystal Palace so Mourinho will be desperate to pick up all three points against Swansea.
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