Manchester United v Manchester City: Mourinho gives update on injured, suspended players

Posted on Dec 8 2017 - 7:39pm by admin

Jose Mourinho has given update on his injured players ahead of the clash with city rivals, Manchester City at the weekend.

The Portuguese said Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Phil Jones will be fit for the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Belgium midfielder, Marouane Fellaini will face a late fitness test but could also be involved, while Nemanja Matic is also available despite struggling with a knock.

However, defender, Eric Bailly and captain Michael Carrick remain ruled out and will miss the game with Pep Guardiola’s side, along with the suspended Paul Pogba.

The former Chelsea boss told his press conference, “Zlatan is available, Jones is available, Fellaini I have to wait until tomorrow [Saturday].

“Carrick is not available, Bailly is not available. Matic is injured but he plays.”

Ibrahimovic, who only returned from a cruciate ligament injury last month, missed the 3-1 Premier League win at Arsenal and the 2-1 victory over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Jones has been out of action since aggravating a thigh injury on England duty, which prompted Mourinho to criticise national team boss, Gareth Southgate for his decision to field the player in the friendly.

Matic played through a muscle problem against the Gunners and was rested in midweek, while Fellaini has not played since picking up a knee injury playing for Belgium in the last international break.

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