Manchester United have announced their starting Xl and the bench for the match that will be played against the Premier League side, Newcastle United.
The starting 11 didn’t really include any surprises, while the bench included several other surprises for Manchester United fans where two key players were missing from the bench which many suspected that it’s due to an injury, where others predicted that it could be due to a tactical decision by Manchester United’s manager, Jose Mourinho, who had made several other tactical decisions during the last match against Huddersfield Town at home, Old Trafford, such as dropping Paul Pogba and Phil Jones from the starting Xl and the bench.
According to the English news source, Sky Sports, Jose Mourinho has confirmed the injury of two Manchester United players ahead of the match against Newcastle United and that was the reason they were included in the starting Xl and not even the bench.
Jose Mourinho confirmed that that the English international striker, Marcus Rashford, and the Spanish international midfielder, Ander Herrera, are suffering from a muscle injury that ruled them out of the Premier League clash against Newcastle United today in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho told Sky Sports that they are dropped due to the muscle injuries, but he didn’t give any estimation about their return date and he insisted that he doesn’t know where they will be back to the squad.
On the other hand, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United’s striker, was reported that he returned to the training after the injury he picked up last month in his knee that he had a surgery in last year after his long-term injury.
Knowing that Jose Mourinho wasn’t really giving any estimation for the injured players this season such as the injuries of Marcos Rashford, Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and others where he kept the injuries mysterious.
Such injuries are a huge blow for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho due to the tough fixture the team will be playing in the Champions League, FA Cup, and Premier League in the coming few days and weeks where Jose Mourinho will need every player to be ready and fit to take part in the matches.