After a two-week hiatus due to the international break, Manchester United are ready to return this weekend – with a home game against West Bromwich Albion up next. However, if you thought this game was going to be easy then think again…
According to the Birmingham Mail, Jose Mourinho could be without up to seven players due to one reason or another, meaning that the self-proclaimed Special One will have some real selection issues on his hands.
Let’s start at the back, then. The report says that both Phil Jones and Chris Smalling will still be sidelined, meaning the only fit centre-halves we have are Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly.
In terms of injured midfielders, both Marouane Fellaini and Paul Pogba are injured with a toe issue and a hamstring problem respectively, whereas Ander Herrera is serving the second game of a two-match ban.
Then we all know that Zlatan Ibrahimovic still has one game left of his three-match ban to serve, and the final man who could be missing is Wayne Rooney, as there are no guarantees he’ll be back and ready to play following a knee injury.
Honestly, this couldn’t have come at a worse time for Manchester United. In April, our fixture list really is piling up due to the fact that we’re still in the Europa League coupled with the issue that we’re a Premier League game behind most of our rivals.
This will really test the full extent of the squad Jose Mourinho has available to him, and hopefully, some of these guys can get themselves back sooner rather than later.