Manchester United will be without four first-team players ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash versus Huddersfield Town. The Red Devils produced an underwhelming performance during the midweek defeat at the hands of Spurs, and Jose Mourinho will be seeking a strong response at Old Trafford with no major injury concerns in the club’s ranks.
Speaking to MUTV, Mourinho confirmed that Marouane Fellaini has joined the treatment room after his rather unfortunate injury which happened just 30 seconds into his substitute appearance on Wednesday night. The Belgian has not suffered any rupture in his knee, but Mourinho could not provide a suitable return date for the 30-year-old, he said: “Probably we are going to lose him for a few weeks, but I cannot say if it’s two, three, four or five [weeks]. I cannot say at this moment.”
Meanwhile, Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic also remain out of contention, but the manager is hopeful that they can return prior to their Champions League tie, having begun their individual training regime over the couple of days, he added: “They are working on the pitch but not yet with us as a group so they are not very close to a return. But I want to believe that by Champions League time, around the end of the month, they will be back.”
Mourinho did not give a mention on Daley Blind during his interview, but he is deemed to be undergoing his rehabilitation on a mild ankle ligament damage at the club’s Carrington AON training complex.