Ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Bournemouth, Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Jesse Lingard and Alexis Sanchez are fit to play.
Lingard came on for the last minute of United’s 2-1 win over Everton last weekend, having missed five games after picking up in an injury in our defeat against Derby in the League Cup. Sanchez has played in just five minutes following his late winner against Newcastle a month ago.
Dalot and Fellaini, they are still out. The only one that went one step behind was Antonio Valencia with some problem in his knee. But Lingard and Alexis, now I can say ‘ready’.
A very good week. We work tactically, we improve some fitness levels. We improve some of the players that were almost there but not there – Lingard, Alexis – these kind of players, that were already available but not yet at a good level. We trained with our kids too, mixed with us on one of the days, which is an amazing feeling for them. A good week.
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