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Confirmed: 6 players ruled out for Man Utd vs Chelsea

Manchester United return from the South of Spain to host Chelsea at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

We currently have a three-point lead over Antonio Conte’s side who sit in fourth in a game both sides will be desperate to avoid defeat.  Tottenham Hotspur are currently outside of the Champions League places and are only one point behind the Blues.

Prior to the game, Jose Mourinho has spoken at his pre-match press conference today to give a team news and injury update.

The boss was able to confirm that Ander Herrera is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury at Sevilla midweek.

Herrera was only starting his first game in three weeks on Wednesday but lasted only 16 minutes when he hobbled off after attempting a backheel in the opposition penalty area.  He was replaced by Paul Pogba who we expect to start this weekend.

Mourinho was unable to confirm exactly how long the physios expect Ander Herrera to be out for but did say at least “a few weeks”, ruling him out of the Chelsea game and a couple more at least.

The Portuguese coach told MUTV:

“Ander is out. I don’t know the final diagnosis but I know he’ll be out for a few weeks. I don’t know how many is a few – two, three, four, five, six weeks – I don’t know, but a few weeks, for sure. Coming back from injury – nobody else.”

Further disappointing news from the press conference today was that Jose Mourinho announced that none of our other injured players are ready to make their return this weekend.

This means Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind will all be missing from playing in defence.  Eric Bailly is expected to start alongside Chris Smalling in what will now likely be a back four, compared to the back three we played at Stamford Bridge earlier in the campaign.

Marouane Fellaini is still several weeks away from making his return after recently undergoing knee surgery.  The Belgian is not due back in action until April.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also still working his way back to fitness but is back in training at least.  The Swede is recovering from a knee ligament problem but this weekend’s game will come too early for the 36-year-old.

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. tony ojie

    February 23, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    is a pity that our key player Ander Herrera will miss Eden harzard come this Sunday.
    we,ll meet in fa cup in semi final by God grace in Wembley. we,ll settle our scores

    United we stand.

    • Samuel Oluwafingers

      February 25, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      up blue, we must win d match

  2. Owes4God

    February 24, 2018 at 7:41 am

    United can do more better without them on the pitch…. I wish United very best of luck

  3. Kenchima147

    February 24, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Up united

  4. webo

    February 24, 2018 at 10:38 am

    our eyes are on pogba and Sanchez when want them to improve from the way they played last game.

  5. Adie Pius

    February 24, 2018 at 11:32 am

    correct score:
    man utd 3
    Chelsea 2

  6. Julius mbate

    February 24, 2018 at 11:55 am

    All da best man-u

  7. nwodo Emeka.

    February 24, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Chelsea all the way.

  8. Chris

    February 24, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Sorry united! Chelsea score as u like

  9. kenmatandiko

    February 25, 2018 at 4:25 am

    up up chelsea , we gonna hammer man utd mercilessly

  10. peter mlokozi

    February 25, 2018 at 4:43 am

    am proud to be M.U fan

  11. Socket

    February 25, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Pogback, I really missed ur inform days at least maybe 4rm 2dy he will pick form
    Up united

  12. Sunday adegbayo

    February 25, 2018 at 8:55 am

    up Chelsea keep d blue flag

  13. Hussein Musa

    February 25, 2018 at 9:19 am

    All the best man u.Let’s prove to the world. Yes we can.

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