Jose Mourinho gives Man United injury update ahead of Brighton trip
Jose Mourinho delivers some early team news ahead of Man United's trip to Brighton this weekend
Jose Mourinho is expecting to have the same players available for selection when they travel to Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils kicked off the new Premier League season with a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford last Friday night as they got their campaign off to a solid start.
Manchester United were without six first-team players for the opening clash against the Foxes, with Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Diogo Dalot, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic all unavailable for selection.
And Red Devils boss Mourinho has now confirmed that he is not expecting any of those six players to be able to make a return to the first team before Sunday’s trip to the South Coast.
Speaking in an interview with Manchester United’s website, Mourinho said: “I think we will have the same players [as against Leicester].
“I think the injured players aren’t going to be back for Brighton. What we have is Paul [Pogba] with nine days’ training, [Marcus] Rashford with 11 days’ training, [Marouane] Fellaini with nine days’ training and, of course, they will be in a better condition.
“Normally, these boys that [against Leicester] were in a difficult situation will be ready to give a bit more [against Brighton] – more [Romelu] Lukaku, more Rashford, probably Lingard coming back, more Fellaini. I think normally we’re going to have more.”
Manchester United will be aiming to be one of the main challengers for the Premier League title this season as they look to try and win the trophy for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement back in 2013.
The Red Devils ended up in second place in the Premier League table and without a trophy last season in Mourinho’s second campaign in charge.