Jose Mourinho

Only two absentees for West Ham trip

Friday 28 September 2018 13:43

Jose Mourinho has virtually a full squad to select from as he seeks a fourth consecutive away win for Manchester United in all competitions.

The Reds head to the London Stadium for a Saturday lunch-time meeting with West Ham United on the back of successive victories on the road against Burnley and Watford in the Premier League, and Young Boys in the Champions League, albeit ones that were followed by back-to-back home draws with Wolves and Derby - the latter resulting in a penalties defeat in the Carabao Cup.

Now, with 24 fit players to choose from, Mourinho has to select a side to take on the improving Hammers, who followed up a draw to stop Chelsea's 100 per cent start to the season last weekend with a midweek 8-0 thrashing of League Two side Macclesfield Town in the cup.

Heads-up for the West Ham game


Here's everything you need to know for the Reds' Premier League trip to West Ham.

Speaking to MUTV on Friday, before his pre-match press conference, Mourinho confirmed: "Only Marcos Rojo is still out. And obviously Romero now with a one-match suspension.

"Apart from that, in a 26-player squad, everybody is available."

Romero earned his brief ban by being sent off against Derby on Tuesday night, for handling the ball outside his area. Fellow goalkeeper Lee Grant came on as a substitute for the sacrificed Juan Mata and is likely to take the suspended Sergio's place on a Premier League bench as cover for David De Gea.

Rojo has still not played for United's first team this season, with a recent 55-minute guest appearance for the Under-23s at Old Trafford being his only action since being injured during the World Cup finals in Russia.

Speaking in his press conference, the manager confirmed the involvement of at least one player – Paul Pogba.

"Nobody trained better than Paul on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – nobody trained better than him," he said. "The team needs good players; he is a good player. The team needs players with personality to play – he has and he plays tomorrow."

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