Goalkeepers David De Gea and Anders Lindegaard also missed Stoke’s visit to Old Trafford after suffering training-ground injuries on Monday. And while the boss would no doubt prefer to have at least one of those experienced heads fit for the Chelsea clash, he was heartened by young stopper Ben Amos’ performance – in only his seventh senior game for the Reds – on Tuesday night.
“Anders got injured in training and then David got injured at the end of training, so we had a right nightmare there,” Sir Alex said. “Ben Amos didn’t have a lot to do but he was confident and he was composed. I’m pleased with that.”