Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Jesse Lingard were all absent from Manchester United’s open training session on Monday ahead of their Champions League meeting with Valencia at Old Trafford.
Rojo has been injured since the World Cup but Herrera and Lingard both featured in the League Cup defeat to Derby County last week.
Young, on the other hand, started in the horrific 3-1 defeat to West Ham United over the weekend but will be rested on Tuesday.
The BBC‘s Simon Stone confirmed at the club’s open training session on Monday that the quartet were not present for training ahead of a very important game against Valencia.
Young. Rojo, Herrera, Lingard all missing pic.twitter.com/Z1cM26JwiW
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) October 1, 2018
Mourinho’s team is in turmoil and finding any genuine positives is extremely difficult, but at least the Champions League – unlike the Premier League, unlike the League Cup – is a competition in which United not embarrassed themselves as of yet, winning their only game so far 3-0 against Young Boys.
A positive result at Old Trafford against the Spanish side would perhaps give players something to work towards.