Jose Mourinho confirms key man will play against Anderlecht on Thursday

Manchester United Football Club got a win on the board at the weekend, after two consecutive draws had seen them slip down to sixth in the table. Our top four hopes are hanging on by a thread right now, but attentions will turn to European football this midweek.

A trip to Anderlecht is on the cards in a match that the Red Devils simply have to get a result in, although it will not be easy against a very underrated side.

Ahead of that match, Jose Mourinho has confirmed some early team news and it’s a great little boost for the fans of Manchester United. The gaffer has confirmed that Ecuador international Antonio Valencia is expected to recover and play in the next match.

“We had lots of players that were not here today and the most important thing after the three points was to have no more injuries. Only Valencia is the one I really expect to recover and play the next match.” Mourinho told BBC Sport, as per the Daily Express.

“It’s a little De Gea injury. It’s not a big problem.”

“When he dives to one side he feels a little bit but Romero is very good and very solid and Romero goes again to play in the Europa League.”

We’ve really missed our buccaneering right-back, and massive credit has to go to him for completely changing his game over the last year or two. To be fair, Matteo Darmian did very well at the weekend, but in an attacking sense, there aren’t any better in our squad than ‘Tony V’.

For me now, I struggle to see us finishing in the top four purely based on our Premier League fixture list, so it’s all or nothing in the Europa League. That’s some pressure on the players’ shoulders but they are more than good enough to win it.

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