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Saturday 21 September 2019

Mourinho's injury crisis

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Photo: Reuters
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. Photo: Reuters

Ian Whittle

Jose Mourinho has acknowledged that he faces an injury crisis as he takes his Manchester United team to face Premier League leaders Liverpool tomorrow (4.0).

Mourinho is expected to take a depleted squad, with several players battling to recover from the injuries that kept them out of Wednesday's Champions League defeat in Valencia.

Defender Victor Lindelof and forward Alexis Sanchez will definitely miss the game as they continue to recover from hamstring injuries.

Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw, Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, Scott McTominay and Marcos Rojo will have fitness tests.

Goalkeeper David de Gea and midfielder Nemanja Matic, both rested against Valencia, will return, but United's manager remains unsure how many players he will have to choose from.

Mourinho said: "In Valencia, only De Gea and Matic were available to play and didn't travel by decision.

"Apart from that, the other players who didn't travel were not fit to play. All of them had injuries and they were not ready. All of them didn't train yesterday again. "I hope that some will be available but for sure, some will not be."

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