Jose Mourinho confirms Manchester United have no new injures ahead of Tottenham Hotspur clash

by Leo Nieboer

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Manchester United have no fresh injuries to contend with ahead of Wednesday night’s Premier League meeting with Tottenham Hotspur.

Michael Carrick made his first start since September against Yeovil Town as Paul Pogba, Chris Smalling, David de Gea, Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic and Anthony Martial all received rests.

Alexis Sanchez will make his Premier League debut in a Man United shirt after impressing against the League Two side last Friday.

And Mourinho, speaking ahead of the visit to Wembley, noted that there weren’t any fresh injury problems for his side.

“We have no more injuries,” he said. “It was a tough match at Yeovil, a difficult match, difficult conditions, but everything is good.”

“The real headache is when you don’t have the players, so when you have so many injuries then you are in trouble. When almost everybody is available and the quality is high, these are the good problems to have.”

Man United’s hectic Christmas schedule inevitably consigned a number of players to the injury table but Mourinho’s men, following their Dubai warm weather training camp earlier this month, are more or less back to full strength ahead of the business end of the campaign.

Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly remain sidelined. The Swede’s return date is unclear as rumours of a potential move to the MLS continue to surround his name, while club medical staff are confident that Bailly will return in time for the clash with Sevilla on February 21.

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