Man Utd: Chris Smalling & Phil Jones suffered 'long term' injuries

It is the kind of know-how that could prove unsafe on Saturday afternoon, at a venue where United has failed too often this season.

"One more point at Old Trafford is a positive result for them".

Returning to European football's top table remains the overriding objective, but plans to bolster United's squad are under way behind the scenes.

It is only due to the continued fallibility of the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City that United still have an iota of hope when it comes to breaching the Champions League spots over the next few weeks.

It was a frustrating display for Jose Mourinho, who had to pick a starting XI without suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera, while Paul Pogba, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Juan Mata all are nursing injuries.

Wayne Rooney, a second-half substitute against West Brom, was another involved in the training session, so too Luke Shaw after being omitted from the 18-man squad.

"But I repeat they're not important, the important ones are the players that are ready to play, I trust and are going to fight for us".

Manchester United host West Brom at Old Trafford in the Premier League as they look to maintain their push on the top four.

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The draw - their 11th of the season - extended their undefeated Premier League streak to 19 matches.

Speaking to The Sun Goals podcast, Wright said: "I think it will be a tight one".

Mourinho is relishing the coming action, although perhaps not the fallout from the global break, with a rash of new injuries testing United's already threadbare squad.

"We want people that if I call some guy or if Mr".

"Even if it is against the best team in the world, you have a chance to win".

"So when he was asking me to let him leave I had to say "yes, you can leave" because I did it once, I cannot do it twice".

However, with 38 appearances in all competitions, scoring 10 goals and providing six assists, he has proven his worth to the Red Devils and has been an important figure for them. Those are big losses, especially against such a solid defensive side, but United still have the talent to win.

  • Carlos Nash