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Mourinho gives Manchester United fitness update ahead of Crystal Palace clash

Jose Mourinho has provided an update on the current injury problems at Manchester United as he prepares to put a team together for Saturday’s visit of Crystal Palace.

Manchester United fans have been wondering what kind of lineup will be named at 2pm on Saturday, with a number of players picking up injuries in recent weeks.

United have doubts over the fitness of Antonio Valencia, Victor Lindelof, Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford, however, speaking at his pre-match press conference, Jose Mourinho has allayed some of the fears surrounding the state of his squad.

“With Paul, we knew with this break he would recover from that small muscular injury,” said the 55-year-old.

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“So we don’t have players I can say are out of the game tomorrow, we have a huge 23 group to choose for tomorrow. Martial stayed with us, he didn’t go to the national team.

“The national team were aware of his problems and with their permission he stayed and he worked really hard.

“He’s ready for tomorrow, he plays tomorrow. Is he ready to play three in a row in the same week? I don’t know, but the most important match is the next. Fellaini also stayed, no national team.

“They also let him stay, in spite of playing 90 minutes against Manchester City. He needed to stay and prepare himself better after such an injury that he had before, so Marouane is also good.

“Rashford came back with a little problem but is ready, and [Romelu] Lukaku is ready, I would say ready with a little bit of a risk, but ready.”

 

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