Louis van Gaal has given Manchester United an update on the team’s injury news ahead of their crucial Premier League clash against Leicester City. Manager van Gaal sat down to give a press conference earlier today when he confirmed that Ander Herrera and Phil Jones are still unavailable for selection ahead.
The Spanish midfielder suffered a hamstring injury during the first half of last weekend’s 2-1 victory at Watford before Jones was also forced off with an ankle problem at Vicarage Road. As a result, both players missed Wednesday’s goalless draw with PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Champions League.
During his customary interview with MUTV, van Gaal confirmed that: “It’s too early to say something about that but it was a very intense game,” he explained. “I cannot say too much about that.”
“I cannot say that also because these kind of injuries you cannot predict. I don’t think it is weeks, but I think within two weeks one of the two can come back. But I don’t know, you can never predict that, because injuries are unpredictable.”
United’s strike force Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Belgian attacker Marouane Fellaini returned to first team action against PSV and should be fully fit this weekend, but the likes of Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia and Michael Carrick are still absent.