Player News - Manchester United

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An injury, picked up by Paul Pogba in Champions League on Wednesday, kept the United star out of the Manchester derby.

There had been no specific mention of a problem by Jose Mourinho during Friday mornings press conference. "No new injuries," he told MUTV. "So, from Juventus, we don't bring important injuries. We have 'touches’, but I don't think any player that was available [midweek] will be out." However, news broke in the afternoon that Pogba was training away from the main group and concerns began to grow further when he was missing as the squad checked in at their pre-match base – The Lowry Hotel – on Saturday. Mourinho explained his absence from the matchday 18 on Sunday. "Paul is injured. He was injured during the game in Turin. He felt that it was such a crucial match for the team. He made that sacrifice for us, and then it was impossible for him to recover." Pogba has been withdrawn from the France squad and will focus on recovering from a thigh complaint during the international break.
Nov 12 - 11:50 AM

Romelu Lukaku may be back in Man United's first team squad this weekend for the Manchester derby.

The Belgian striker did not travel with United to Turin for their Champions League victory against Serie A champions Juventus but may be in contention according to manager Jose Mourinho: "We have a chance - it is Friday morning now - that Lukaku could be back." Mourinho also confirmed that the United squad has no new injuries, with every player who was available to play Juve in consideration for Sunday.
Source: manutd.com
Nov 9 - 6:38 AM

Injury threatens to rule Romelu Lukaku out of this weekend’s Manchester derby after the striker remained at the AON Training Complex ahead of the Champions League tie with Juventus in Turin.

Lukaku was one of only two first team players missing from training on Tuesday – the other was Diogo Dalot - after Antonio Valencia and Marouane Fellaini re-joined the group. The Belgium international was absent for the win over Bournemouth after suffering a setback on the eve of the game and Jose Mourinho was uncertain at the time, on how long Lukaku would be side-lined. "He needs these couple of days. It was something in training. We don't know, muscle, tendon... we have to wait a little bit." And, speaking from Italy, the United boss was still unable to give any guarantees over Lukaku’s involvement in game week twelve. "[He is] injured. Injured for tomorrow and we don't know for Sunday." Striking responsibilities were handed to Alexis Sanchez on the south coast, although Marcus Rashford is poised to start in the Allianz Arena.
Nov 6 - 6:29 PM

Romelu Lukaku is a doubt for the Champions League clash in Turin on Wednesday after missing the 2-1 win at Bournemouth because of injury.

The misfiring striker wasn’t one of those flagged as a doubt during Friday’s early morning media briefing, but concerns began to grow over his availability on the south coast when Lukaku was not seen with the rest of the squad boarding a flight to Bournemouth. "In training yesterday, after the press conference, he felt something that needs to be studied in the next couple of days," Jose Mourinho revealed to British broadcaster BT Sport prior to kick-off. "So, Lukaku has not come and we decided to start with Alexis [Sanchez]." After the game, the United boss confirmed it was a muscle/tendon injury which would be assessed. If he fails to recover, then Marcus Rashford will be hoping that his winning goal from the bench is enough to earn him a recall against Juventus while Ander Herrera also impressed following his introduction shortly after the break.
Nov 3 - 12:00 PM

Manchester United did not make it look easy by any means but late goals in both halves allowed them to escape AFC Bournemouth with a 1-2 victory.

Romelu Lukaku was scratched from this one as Alexis Sanchez was given the start up front but all eyes have been on the red-hot Martial. United got lucky. They were second-best by far in the opening half hour, falling behind 1-0. Some fine stops by David de Gea kept it a one-goal game though and Martial would level it on one of United's first chances, ten minutes before the break as he was able to fire home a ball from Sanchez. Slowly but surely, United began to put pressure on the Cherries as the hosts looked to have run out of steam. The fresh legs of Marcus Rashford off the bench would prove the recipe for success, as he would score the winner in stoppage time, poking home a cross from Paul Pogba at close range. It has not been easy, but United have edged out ten points from their past four matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 3 - 10:40 AM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's attack is back to full strength with the return of Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez.

While defender Antonio Valencia will miss out on the trip south to face an upstart Bournemouth, Mourinho confirmed that Lingard and Sanchez are finally fit to return from injury, albeit likely in a bench role this weekend. Sanchez has only made two brief appearances in the last four weeks due to a groin issue while Lingard has missed the last month with a similar injury. Said Mourinho: "Dalot and Fellaini, they are still out. The only one that went one step behind was Antonio Valencia with some problem in his knee. But Lingard and Alexis, now I can say ‘ready’."
Nov 2 - 4:08 PM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Alexis Sanchez needs a run of games to recover his past form.

The Chilean has struggled with form and injuries since arriving from Arsenal in January. This season, Sanchez has only started four matches, recording only a goal and two assists. But Mourinho said the winger's various injuries have affected Sanchez as he tries to play through his fitness problems: "In this moment, he is struggling because he is injured and because he came to the Chelsea match to try to help the team but his physical condition was not good..."But this season he had a good start. He had a good preseason and he started well against Leicester. Then he was injured. Then he came back and then he was injured again. So he is struggling with his condition and I think he is the kind of player that needs to really sharp to play his best game."
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 31 - 1:51 AM

Anthony Martial drew the penalty that led to the first goal and scored what would become the Winner as the Red Devils beat Everton 2-1.

The first goal for Manchester United was dubious. The penalty that Anthony Martial drew was soft as the defender got the ball first and it looked like a clean play only for Martial to go down and get the call. There was no doubt about the second and his strong play should see him remain in the lineup for the foreseeable future.
Source: Espn.com
Oct 28 - 6:10 PM

Alexis Sanchez faces a race against time to be fit for the Premier League clash with Everton after missing the defeat to Juventus through injury.

The struggling Chile star managed a brief five-minute cameo at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but ahead of the Champions League, Jose Mourinho confirmed. "[We have] nothing to hide and Alexis is out." The United boss failed to reveal any further details about the injury or a timeline, but Fox Sports correspondent Christian Martin suggests Sanchez left the national team with a slight groin problem which he looks to have aggravated. On Monday, Sanchez was unable to train normally due to the pain and his involvement this weekend hangs in the balance. Mourinho also clarified why Antonio Valencia has been missing from the squad in recent games. "The reason is he was 10 days without training. Not an injury but a problem that he had very complicated surgery on his mouth. And 10 days without training meant he needed a little bit of time to recover some level after that."
Oct 24 - 9:53 AM

Paulo Dybala netted the only goal of the game as Juventus beat Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Champions League group stages.

Cristiano Ronaldo, returning to a warm reception at his old stomping ground, supplied the cross which Dybala despatched from close range on 17'. Juve totally dominated the opening half with 70% of the possession. United did grow into the game after the interval, though they failed to create a clear cut chance. Paul Pogba, formerly of Juve, went closest with a shot which hit the post from outside the box. David de Gea supplied the highlight of the night, pushing away a fierce strike from Ronaldo from the 18 yard line after the break. The Italian side are in control of Group H, with United in second on an unsteady footing with 4 points from 3 games.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 23 - 7:15 PM

Manchester United looked poised to continue the attempted turnaround of their season as Anthony Martial scored twice, but Chelsea would score an equalizer at the death as the Red Devils could only take a point.

A draw at Stamford Bridge might have been a positive result heading into this one, but it certainly didn't feel that way at the end of the match, as Jose Mourinho had to be restrained, livid with the celebratory actions of a Chelsea assistant coach. Chelsea scored the opener and took their lead into the second half but Martial would level on 55 minutes, sticking home a loose ball after a series of chances. Eighteen minutes later, Martial gave United the lead, putting home a Marcus Rashford ball. Coming off a goal and assist performance against Newcastle, Martial has erupted.
Oct 20 - 9:41 AM

Many, many times, it appeared that Luke Shaw's Manchester United career was going to come to an end when his contract expired. Today, the left-back signed a new long-term deal with the club.

Shaw, whose old deal was to end at the end of the season, would have been free to talk to other clubs from January. However, the 23 year-old has now committed the next five years of his career to the club. "Since I came to United it's been a whirlwind four years. I am very proud to sign my new contract and continue my stay at this great club," Shaw said. Shaw's time at United has been turbulent to say the least. He arrived from Southampton as one of the world's most expensive teenagers, but failed to establish himself in the team as a series of injuries and fall-outs with José Mourinho blocked him from taking to the pitch. In 2018/19, he has established himself as United's first choice left-back ahead of Ashley Young, starting seven of United eight league games this term.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 18 - 11:33 AM

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has been charged by the Football Association for alleged use of obscene language following his side's dramatic comeback win against Newcastle.

The Portuguese appeared to mouth foul language at the cameras as he departed the pitch in the wake of the 3-2 victory. According to an FA statement Mourinho has until 6 pm on Friday 19 October 2018 to respond to the charge. He may face a touchline ban if he accepts the charge, which could see him miss Saturday's clash at Stamford Bridge against his old club, Chelsea.
Oct 16 - 11:38 AM

Gareth Southgate's England claimed a huge scalp on Monday evening in Seville when they inflicted defeat upon Spain on their home turf.

The final score on the night was 3-2 in a game of two halves, where England were at one point leading by three. Central to the victory was Marcus Rashford, who scored once past his club mate David de Gea in the Spanish nets and was a key component of the press England deployed. Rashford and Raheem Sterling targeted Spain full-backs Marcos Alonso and Wolves' Jonny, whilst Harry Kane played slightly deeper. In addition to his goal, Rashford also teed up Raheem Sterling for one of his brace, as all three goals the Three Lions scored took advantage of the Manchester-based players' pace. Rashford now has three goals in his last four starts for England, and will return to United training on Wednesday buoyed by a fantastic international break.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 16 - 11:33 AM

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is an injury doubt for Saturday's clash at Stamford Bridge against his old club, Chelsea.

Last week, Matic withdrew from Serbia's squad for the current international break, and he has been undergoing treatment at United's Carrington training base since the PL went off our screens. Jose Mourinho will be desperate to have the imposing figure of Matic in United's midfield for his first meeting with Sarri's Chelsea. He will have to concoct another plan to keep Eden Hazard quiet, something that will only be made easier by the presence of Matic.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 16 - 11:26 AM



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