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Mourinho confirms no players set to return from injury for Brighton clash

Jose Mourinho doesn’t expect his injury troubles to get any easier ahead of Manchester United’s second Premier League game of the season.

Manchester United started the campaign last Friday with a 2-1 won over Leicester City but had to do so without six first-team players.

Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Sergio Romero, Marcos Rojo and new signing Diogo Dalot have all started the Premier League campaign on the treatment table, and Jose Mourinho doesn’t expect any of them to be available:

“I think we will have the same players [as against Leicester],” Mourinho told Manchester United’s website.

“I think the injured players aren’t going to be back for Brighton.”

Despite the lack of numbers at his disposal, Mourinho does believe that his squad will be stronger than what he had available last weekend:

“What we have is Paul [Pogba] with nine days’ training, [Marcus] Rashford with 11 days’ training, [Marouane] Fellaini with nine days’ training and, of course, they will be in a better condition.

“Normally, these boys that [against Leicester] were in a difficult situation will be ready to give a bit more [against Brighton] – more [Romelu] Lukaku, more Rashford, probably Lingard coming back, more Fellaini. I think normally we’re going to have more.”

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