Manchester United have had their fair share of injuries but as they conclude preparations for the Europa Cup game against Anderlecht, the team has been boosted by the return of Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and David De Gea, this is according to Manchester Evening News.
England international Wayne Rooney has been sideline with an ankle injury which has seen him managed just a start in the Premier League this year. However, the niggling pain on his ankle is said to have gone and he is in for the running for a starting berth on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Spanish shot-stopper De Gea has fully recovered from a hip injury that kept him out of United’s League game against Sunderland last weekend. The report also stated that Ashley young was spotted in training at Carrington but there is no telling if the trio will be featured in the quarter final first leg.
Speaking ahead of the game, Mourinho was quizzed about the possibility of fielding the injury returnees and he replied as thus:
“We have lots of injuries,” Mourinho said on Sunday. “I don’t think it’s even possible for us to rotate a lot. Jones, Smalling, Mata, Rooney, Young, all these people are out.
“I think Valencia is the only one who can recover to play Thursday so this is our team: The ones that played and the ones on the bench.
“We played with the players available [against Sunderland]. Not one single player stayed in Manchester because we were thinking about resting them, or because we were thinking about rotation or about Anderlecht. Not at all.”
But for fitness issues, Rooney, De gea and Young may be risked despite their apparent unfitness. The players totally ruled out of the game are Smalling, Jones and Mata – however, the Red Devils have enough player that can stand in for those that would not make the trip to Brussels.