Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he can rely on the services of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo for Saturday’s Premier League showdown versus Swansea City at Old Trafford.
The defensive duo have not featured since the early part of February, but they have now returned to full fitness with Rojo, having already taken part for Argentina during their international friendly against Spain this week.
In a report covered by the club’s official website, Mourinho said: “Apart of Daley, who is training with us, but obviously not available after a couple of months out, we recovered all the other problems we had. That includes Phil Jones, of course Marcos Rojo, who played already with Argentina, so the picture improved a lot for us in that aspect.”
Blind has apparently not been deemed fit enough after only returning from an ankle problem, and he is expected to be joined in the treatment room by Sergio Romero, who is sidelined for a ‘few weeks’ after a minor knee injury on international duty.
Aside from this, Ashley Young remains a doubt after sustaining a knock against Italy, whilst playing for England, but the manager is hopeful that the 32-year-old can recover in time for the league meeting versus Carlos Carvalhal’s side.
Young’s probable absence could offer a second chance to one of Luke Shaw or Matteo Darmian on the left side of the defence, and it would be a surprise reprieve for the former, in particular, following Mourinho’s public outburst about his showing against Brighton in the FA Cup.