By Dave Marshall
While Jose Mourinho has bolstered his squad to meet the demands and rigours of featuring in several competitions, he’ll be hoping that his key players come-off the season unscathed.
The Red devils thumped West Ham in the league opener and we will be hoping to replicate same feat when we take on Paul Clement’s side at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. Ahead of the lunch time game, Jose Mourinho has delivered a positive injury update.
United duo Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are set to return to action following lengthy spells on the sidelines due to injuries, according to report.
Shaw had endured a chastening season under Jose Mourinho last term as he was perpetually banjaxed with an ankle injury for the most part of the season. He sustained the injury in United’s game against Swansea in April and Antonio Valencia took his place in the same game.
However, Shaw travelled with the squad of Man United on their pre-season tour to American in a bid to step up his rehabilitation. He has returned to full training and he is expected to feature for the Red Devil’s U-23 game against Swansea City.
Meanwhile, Young sustained a groin injury in the Europa League Semi-final against Celta Vigo but he’s back and will also be given a run-out with the Reserves on Monday.
Confirming their return, Jose Mourinho was quizzed and he said.
“Everybody is fine. The next week, on Monday, in the Under-23s game, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are playing their first minutes of competition this season,” he told MUTV.
“It is like a pre-season match for them. But it is good news because, when they can play with the Under-23s, it is because the last week they trained with us all week so they are both coming [back].”