Louis van Gaal has given an update on United’s injury status following a fairly disastrous International break for United. Daley Blind is out for weeks, whilst Luke Shaw and Michael Carrick are doubts.
On the upside, David de Gea and Angel di Maria should be available.
It’s difficult to say if anyone is back because we have to wait for tomorrow’s training session to decide if players are coming back. But the players are not coming back in the squad – that’s a different thing. My philosophy is that you have to train at least one week with the squad, but better two. But if you see our circumstances, we maybe have to bring players back to the squad early because of the circumstances. Di Maria has trained today normally so I don’t think that is a question mark, but Shaw is a question mark. David De Gea is good, no problem. I think Michael Carrick I have to wait for the reactions tomorrow in the training session, but I expect also that he’s ready to play. Blind is not ready to play. He has now a brace on his knee, 10 days’ rest, then we have to make another scan and we can say more about his injury. It’s not so bad as the doctors are thinking after the match, but it shall be a long story, I believe, but not six months or something.