Mourinho delivers latest Man United injury update ahead of Stoke trip

Jose Mourinho delivers the latest Manchester United team news ahead of his side's trip to Stoke on Saturday

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has revealed that he will make a late decision on which team to pick for Manchester United’s clash against Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

The Red Devils head into the game after having made a strong start to the new season by beating West Ham, Swansea and Leicester to top the Premier League table.

Mourinho watched his Manchester United squad in training on Friday after his players returned to Carrington following their spells on international duty with their countries.

Since their last game, Andreas Pereira is no longer available after his loan move to Valencia, while both Luke Shaw and Ashley Young had run-outs for the Under-23 side.

Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo remain on the sidelines.

Speaking at his pre-match news conference at Carrington on Friday afternoon, Mourinho said: “We have to wait and see [about team news].

“There is still one more training session. Not every player has reported yet, so today is the first time we are all together.

“I hope that these 15 days without us being together and working together, doesn’t affect us too much,” Mourinho added at his press conference. “I know it will affect [us].

“I know that one thing is a week working with the players and working tactically and going through every principle of play to be ready for the weekend match; another thing is to have the players away and arriving step by step.

“I don’t even see them all. Today is the first time I see them all together, and obviously today is not a day to work; today is just a day to make the decision and the selection and to travel to Stoke. But hopefully, we can keep a good level of play.”

Manchester United are aiming to improve on their sixth placed finish in the Premier League last season.

The Red Devils qualified for the Champions League by winning the Europa League last term.

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