Manchester United have had their fair share of injury problems this season.
Jose Mourinho’s first campaign as Old Trafford chief has seen him come to within 90 minutes of guiding the club to a Europa League final as well as still being in with a chance of finishing in the top four.
However, he’s had to do it while putting up with a handful of his key players picking up injuries through the entire season.
The likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Daley Blind and Wayne Rooney have all spent time on the sidelines this season, but Mourinho has still managed to guide his side to what looks to be relatively successful maiden year at Old Trafford for the former Chelsea boss.
And ahead of the Red Devils’ crucial Europa League semi-final second-leg clash with Celta Vigo tonight, journalist and injury expert Ben Dinnery has revealed that both Antonio Valencia and Eric Bailly could return from their injuries in time to boost their side’s chances of making the Europa League final…
Valencia is expected to return to the United squad after missing out at Arsenal on Sunday while Eric Bailly could also feature. #MUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) May 10, 2017
It also hands Mourinho’s side a welcome boost ahead of what is going to be an interesting final run of fixtures in the Premier League. Mourinho has clearly prioritised winning the Europa League over finishing in the top four but as things stand, achieving both is still a very real possibility.