David Moyes has confirmed that a couple of Manchester United players are ‘nursing knocks’ ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Southampton but kept the players’ names close to his chest.
He also hailed the form of Wayne Rooney and admitted that he is one of Manchester United’s main players this season after what has been a brilliant start to the year for the 27-year-old.
Speaking to reporters at the press conference ahead of Southampton, he said: “It’s always a concern, especially when you have so many players are away like we do. I’ll monitor training today one or two are nursing (knocks?) so we’ll need to look at it but hopefully they will be okay.
“He’s [Rooney] at the age in his career where he would be one of the main players and he’s certainly a main player for Manchester United.
“Everybody knows where they are in the calendar and sometimes you get the international break on the back of a bad result and sometimes off a good result. We went into it with a good result.” David Moyes
“He takes responsibility, scores the goals that are required and he’s done that from an young age. The age he is now, he’s got that maturity and it shows in how he plays and the condition he is in with the way he is playing for club and country.”
United players had a successful international break on the whole with many securing their countries spot in Brazil 2014 but players like Shinji Kagawa and Javier Hernandez didn’t have a positive break, so they will be itching to make amends as soon as possible by playing for United.
Southampton is going to be a very tough game given that they are in fourth spot and have only conceded twice in the Premier League this year but Moyes will be confident that United can build on the Sunderland victory and go on a run in the league.