Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed two players will miss out on this weekend’s Wolverhampton clash due to injury.
Defender Marcos Rojo and midfielder Ander Herrera have not been passed fit and will miss Wolves’ arrival at Old Trafford.
Marcos Rojo remains injured
Rojo suffered a knee injury a the 2018 World Cup with Argentina. The Centre-back hasn’t featured for Manchester United this term. Rojo did suit up for the club’s under-23 team last week and played 55 minutes.
Mourinho spoke to MUTV about Rojo’s absence in the build-up to Saturday’s Wolverhampton clash.
“There are small things but nothing important. At this moment, Marcos Rojo is not training with the team, but Herrera is in the final phase of his recovery. Apart from them [and the suspended players], everyone is ready,” Mourinho explained.
Herrera not ready for game action
Joining Rojo on the sidelines will be Herrera. The Spaniard is still recovering from his latest injury. Herrera missed the Red Devils’ last two fixtures in all competitions.
Marcus Rashford and Nemanja Matic will also miss out on Saturday’s Wolverhampton clash. The duo is suspended for the game.
An important three points
Manchester United are just one point ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League table. The club needs to secure all three points to keep league leaders Chelsea and Liverpool within their sights.
The Red Devils are coming off of a win at Watford in the Premier League and a win away to Young Boys in the Champions League. Mourinho is facing a short turnaround between the team’s midweek game on Wednesday and Saturday’s home game. He addressed the short break with MUTV.
The two days in between [games] are hard, the Mourinho said.
When you have three days, it’s much easier and you have one day to work tactically.
When you have two days, it’s much, much, much more difficult because everything is about recovering from the match and then preparing for the next one. But the team is finding stability and confidence levels are important. We’re back at home after three away wins, and I think the atmosphere will be very positive for us. We know it’s going to be difficult but we are confident.
Wolverhampton are coming off of a home win against Burnley.