Here is the early known Manchester United travelling squad news for Tuesday night’s game against Everton.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera are available having served their suspensions which is a much needed boost for Man United. We missed both of them on Saturday in the 0-0 draw with West Brom and if fit I’d expect both to start.
Some great news is that Luke Shaw was at the Lowry hotel with the United squad on Monday after being recalled by Jose Mourinho. Whether he makes the 18 or not remains to be seen but just seeing him back is a step in the right direction.
It also looks like Paul Pogba could feature as well which is the best bit of news out of the lot. When he doesn’t play, United look stagnant in our creation from midfield.
Here are the confirmed squad members via the Manchester Evening News: David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Joel Pereira, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Matteo Darmian, Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera, Michael Carrick, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcus Rashford
As for the team Mourinho will play, he made it clear after the West Brom game that he’ll be putting out a full strength side.
“Against Everton, we’ll try to play our best team and try to win the match,” Mourinho said.
“After Everton, we go to Sunderland with the same perspective. After Sunderland, comes the Europa League and then I don’t know.
“It’s then possible you see me play in the Premier League with a team where I’m going to protect the players I consider fundamental for the Europa League. But only if the results in the next matches put us in the situation where mathematically it becomes almost impossible to do it [finish in the top four].
“I go with mathematics. Until it’s mathematically impossible, we keep trying and, because this week is a week without the Europa League, we have nothing to think about Europe so this week is easy from the focus point of view.
“We have to play Everton and Sunderland and these two matches are where we have to go for them. We’re thinking about the Premier League and nothing else. After the match against Sunderland, we have Anderlecht. The quarter-finals of the Europa League are very important for us.”
Official team news will be out at 1900 GMT on Tuesday night. We’ll bring you United’s starting XI as soon as it is official.