Manchester United’s injury list has been surprisingly short this season. Considering last year’s injuries, this year has been much better for the Reds. Phil Jones has recovered and is fully fit to play, but he is more likely to play the FA Cup replay against West Ham on Wednesday.
After picking up an injury and being sidelined for a few weeks, Wayne Rooney could return on Wednesday to face the Hammers. “I’m hoping Wayne will start training today actually, in which case he won’t be far away,” the boss told reporters on Friday. “I don’t think it’s a big issue but it will help him along.
The injury is quite straightforward so if he starts today we should have him available for Wednesday’s game.
Luis Nani was also to return and he is now fit. “Nani’s back in training and will be in the squad on Sunday. Phil Jones is back, although I think Wednesday is more likely for him. Anderson has been back training for 10 days so he’ll be in the squad on Sunday. “All in all, we’re in a healthy situation.
How long it will last I don’t know, but it’s good to have them back. Manchester United and Liverpool’s rivalry is known to be a very fierce derby and the teams will clash on Sunday for the second time this season. “Of course, it’s Liverpool, a derby game. It never changes, it’s always an immensely important game and also intense and emotional,” added the United manager. “Everything you can think of in a derby game will probably be there on Sunday. At least we go into the game in reasonable form.”
Compiled by Rida Mehtab (@RidaaMehtaab on Twitter)