Manchester United have been handed an injury boost to give embattled manager Jose Mourinho some relief as Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera is fit to play after recovering from an ankle issue.
“Ander is ready,” Mourinho told MUTV ahead of United’s Carabao Cup clash with Derby County.
Along with Herrera, Serbian enforcer Nemanja Matic is the other player who will be available for selection after serving a one-match suspension during United’s 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on the weekend.
“Marcos Rojo is the only player that is not available through injury and it’s Marcus Rashford’s last suspension match.”
United have made a sluggish start to the season and find themselves in 7th place after six games played.
They’ve made a fine start to their European campaign, however, beating BSC Young Boys 3-0 away in their UEFA Champions League opener and fans will expect them to see of lower-league Derby without much fuss on Tuesday night.
Mourinho’s former player, Frank Lampard, is managing the Rams at the moment.
A shock upset would definitely place Mourinho on the edge of the sack again, as United have been extremely consistent this season.
Despite being under pressure, the Portuguese manager is expected to ring in the changes for the visit of Lampard’s men.
Teenager Diogo Dalot will likely make his Carabao Cup debut, while Scot McTominay, Herrera and Matic could all start in midfield.
Anthony Martial netted last week in the win against BSC Young Boys and the mercurial Frenchman should be restored to the starting lineup as well.
Centre-forward Romelu Lukaku could be afforded a rest, but with Rashford still suspended, it remains to be seen who will lead the line for the Red Devils.