Latest Man United injury news: Jose Mourinho names five unavailable players
The Manchester United manager says his world-record signing is one of five players unavailable for the visit of West Brom on Saturday
Jose Mourinho has revealed that Manchester United will be without five first-team players for the visit of West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Former Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Spain midfielder Ander Herrera will both sit out the clash against the Baggies as the Manchester United pair serve suspensions.
Paul Pogba picked up a hamstring strain during Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with FC Rostov ahead of the international break and isn’t expected to return to first-team action this weekend.
England defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have also suffered fresh injury problems while on international duty with Gareth Southgate’s national team.
Speaking to Manchester United’s website about the injury setbacks, Mourinho said:
“So we lose four [players] and I think Paul Pogba is also out. So we lose five.”
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The Red Devils are looking to close the gap on fourth-placed Liverpool in the race to secure a return to the Champions League.
Liverpool are four points ahead of their bitter Manchester rivals but Mourinho’s side have played two games less than the Merseyside outfit.