Injury Update: Manchester United to assess first-team pair prior to Tottenham clash

Manchester United will reportedly evaluate the fitness of first-team duo Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera prior to Saturday’s Premier League encounter against Tottenham Hotspur.

The United pairing sustained knocks during the 2-0 League Cup win over Swansea City on Tuesday night, and Jose Mourinho ultimately substituted them in the 67th minute as a precaution.

According to ESPN FC, United’s medical team will monitor the situation of both players, although they should be deemed fit to make the matchday squad for the crunch lunchtime kickoff versus Spurs on Saturday.

Rashford is said to have suffered a minor hamstring issue during the first-half of the Swans game, whilst Herrera had a problem with his ankle after a strong challenge from ex-Spurs man Kyle Naughton.

Apart from this, Phil Jones is likely to start his 10th league game on the trot as he builds up his fitness after a hip problem whilst Eric Bailly has also returned to training following his recovery from a groin injury.

The Red Devils were tied on 19 points with Manchester City prior to the international break, but a draw and defeat to Liverpool and Huddersfield Town respectively, has seen them lose five points to the league leaders.

Jose Mourinho’s men have had no luck whatsoever with regards to the injuries, and the likes of Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini remained sidelined with no possible return date mentioned.

United have tended to use a cautious approach against the big sides on the road, but the game at Old Trafford this week could have a different complexion with Mourinho likely to be desperate for the win.

The Portuguese tactician faces a tough league trip to Chelsea following the Spurs game and a hat-trick of defeats at this stage of the campaign would probably diminish United’s chances of lifting the English crown.

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