Mkhitaryan return eases Manchester United injury crisis; Mourinho desperate for taste of Old Trafford glory – Scholes . . .
Mkhitaryan return eases Manchester United injury crisis
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to return for Manchester United’s Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday (1 April) after revealing that a “minor injury” confined him to the substitutes’ bench for the recent win over Middlesbrough.
The recent international break had threatened to severely deplete Jose Mourinho’s stocks of good players ahead of the Baggies’ upcoming trip to Old Trafford, with England duo Phil Jones and Chris Smalling and Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini all adding their names to a growing injury list that already includes the likes of Paul Pogba and Wayne Rooney. Ander Herrera and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will also miss the match due to suspension.
Captain Wayne Rooney who has said he’ll not be leaving Old Trafford was omitted from England’s latest squad to face Germany and Lithuania due to a combination of injury issues and a general lack of first-team football.
What a cracker for Jose!
Mourinho desperate for taste of Old Trafford glory – Scholes
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho appears to be desperate to win the Premier League after having to fight for a top-four spot in his first campaign at Old Trafford, according to the club’s former midfielder Paul Scholes.
Scholes believes the former Chelsea manager will have found it difficult to be so far off the pace of Antonio Conte’s league leaders, who are 17 points clear of United in fifth.
Scholes thinks Mourinho has done an impressive job getting the team back on track after the turbulent reigns of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal followed United legend, Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
And Scholes thinks Mourinho will be afforded significant time to get the job done, with winning the league at the top of his agenda over the final two seasons of his United contract.
“He will be given loads of time. He has had to consolidate after a difficult couple of years. He has managed to do that, and he will want to kick on now . . . “ Scholes – an 11-time Premier League winner – said to Omnisport.
I guess Scholes is right . . .
Up Man U!