Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Manchester United didn’t pick up any fresh injuries during their 1-0 defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday.
Neymar’s strike during a first half dominated by the ‘MSN’ proved enough to hand Ernesto Valverde’s men a narrow win in Washington.
Mourinho, "We have no injuries as Mata and Herrera will be back to training on Saturday. This group has a great atmosphere."
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Eight games over a 28 period would signal danger for a side still recovering from a Battle of the Somme-esque injury crisis earlier this year, but United have come out of their United States tour relatively unscathed.
Mata picked up a strained ankle and Herrera basically just got smacked in the ribs, but Mourinho – and, more importantly, Ed Woodward – ought to make note of what would happen, as things stand, if either Herrera or Paul Pogba suffered a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
United do, as demonstrated over the last few weeks, possess decent strength in depth, but not where they need it most: at the core of midfield.