Manchester United boss provides positive injury update ahead of Derby County clash

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has provided a positive update on the injury front ahead of Tuesday’s League Cup third round tie against Derby County at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils suffered their second-straight winless game at their home ground on Saturday after they played out a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Mourinho would surely want a better performance from his team when the Rams visit them in midweek.

In an interview with MUTV, Mourinho highlighted that Ander Herrera would provide a much-needed boost to the midfield with the Spaniard having completely recovered from an ankle problem which has kept him sidelined since the 2-0 triumph over Burnley before the international break.

Barring this, the Portuguese tactician confirmed that Marcos Rojo is sidelined for the Cup meeting after picking up another knee injury while playing for the Under 23s while Marcus Rashford would likewise hold no participation in the encounter as he serves the final match of his three-man suspension received at Turf Moor.

While concluding his interview, Mourinho indicated that summer signing Diogo Dalot would certainly feature from the off on Tuesday night after being rested for the Wolves trip over the weekend.

The 55-year-old has emphasised the need to take it easy with his countryman, who has only recently returned to competitive action following a knee surgery and he has so far made just one appearance for the senior team which came during the 3-0 triumph over Young Boys in the Champions League opener.

Dalot is comfortable playing in either the right-back or left-back position on his day but based on the recent game against the Swiss champions, the former Porto man may likely slot into the right side of the backline at the expense of club-captain Antonio Valencia.

Aside from Dalot, Nemanja Matic could be another potential starter for the League Cup tie after the Serbian sat out the Premier League draw against the Wolves with a one-match suspension resulting from his red card versus Watford in injury time.

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