Latest Man United injury news: Van Gaal on Herrera and more
The latest Manchester United injury news, including updates on the likes of Ander Herrera, Phil Jones and Anthony Martial
Ander Herrera and Phil Jones have both been ruled out of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven, Louis van Gaal has confirmed as he delivered the latest Manchester United injury news.
The Spanish midfielder picked up a hamstring strain early on during United’s 2-1 win over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon and will sit out Wednesday’s clash against PSV. Jones will miss the European game at Old Trafford due to an ankle.
However, the was some good Manchester United injury news ahead of the visit of the Dutch side, with Van Gaal confirming that Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini are all back available for selection after the trio took part in training on Tuesday morning.
Van Gaal delivered the latest Manchester United injury news as he addressed the media at the club’s Carrington training base on Tuesday afternoon.
Rooney had been sidelined with illness, while Martial has recovered from the foot injury he picked up on international duty with France last week.
United’s long-term absentees include Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia, who will both be sidelines heading into the new year.
Latest Man United injury news: Players out
Ander Herrera (hamstring)
Phil Jones (ankle)
James Wilson (knee)
Michael Carrick (ankle)
Luke Shaw (broken leg)
Antonio Valencia (ankle)
Van Gaal also told the gathered media at his pre-match news conference on Tuesday afternoon that Shaw will have a scan on Friday to provide more information on the progress of his recovery from his broken leg.
Group B leaders United will progress to the knockout stage of Europe’s elite club competition with victory over PSV at Old Trafford.
For United’s Memphis Depay, Wednesday’s game is a reunion with the club he left in the summer, while it also gives visiting tactician Phillip Cocu a chance to pit his wits against Van Gaal, his former coach with Barcelona and the Netherlands.