During Manchester United’s 2-1 win over West Ham on Wednesday, Ander Herrera suffered an injury which lead to his substitution. Mark Noble somehow managed to escape a booking or any sort of reprimand for carrying Herrera off the field. “If he’d tried that with me, he’d have been carried off!” Paddy Crerand said.

Louis van Gaal has claimed he is still unsure whether Herrera will be available for this weekend’s game against Aston Villa.

I don’t know yet for sure, he was injured, but the problem is that we have to recover again within two days. That is a continuing problem, because we have to play so many matches when you are in so many competitions during this season, that is the only problem.

Wayne Rooney replaced goalscorer Marcus Rashford in the last minute, having played for the U-21s on Monday. Van Gaal confirms Rooney will get more playing time against Villa.

He always wants to play. Yes, I think he shall receive more minutes but it’s always dependable on the game. You cannot say in advance that I give you 20 minutes or something like that; when it’s possible, I shall do that because we need Wayne in the team.