Mourinho issues Man United injury boost ahead of Spurs test

Date published: Wednesday 25th October 2017 10:10

Manchester United are set to be boosted by the return of Phil Jones for Tottenham’s Premier League visit on Saturday.

Jones limped off during last weekend’s shock 2-1 defeat at Huddersfield last weekend when the game was goalless.

The England defender was not expected to travel to the Carabao Cup tie at Swansea on Tuesday night, but in the event he was an unused substitute as Jesse Lingard’s first United brace secured a comfortable 2-0 victory.

And United boss Jose Mourinho provided a positive update on Jones’ fitness after the holders had booked their place in the quarter-finals.

“There were no injuries either, so it is a good day,” Mourinho told Sky Sports before choosing not to attend the customary post-match press conference.

“I believe that Phil Jones will be fit for Saturday against Tottenham, but apart from that I have no news.”

Jones’ availability against Spurs will come as a huge boost for second-placed United, who are only above Mauricio Pochettino’s side on goal difference.

The 25-year-old has been a cornerstone of United’s defence this season and, with centre-back partner Eric Bailly currently out injured, his presence will be vital with £31million summer signing Victor Lindelof still finding his feet at Old Trafford.

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