Two Manchester United stars injured during 2-1 victory over Watford

Manchester United duo Ander Herrera and Phil Jones will be unavailable for their Champions League clash against PSV Eindhoven this week, according to reports from Sky Sports.

The pair were forced off early in the Red Devils’ 2-1 win over Watford on Saturday, with Herrera injuring his hamstring while Jones limped off with a twisted ankle.

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Herrera only managed to last 24 minutes after providing the assist for Memphis Depay’s goal, while Jones was forced off during the second half.

However, manager Louis van Gaal is set to have club captain Wayne Rooney and summer signing Antony Martial return from injury in time for the PSV game this Wednesday.

Van Gaal said: “We are in a lousy period because there are a lot of injuries.

“Jones and Herrera are not available for Wednesday. The first impression is they are not heavy injuries but we have to play Wednesday. Jones has a twisted ankle and Herrera maybe a hamstring injury.

“Rooney is ill and illness is a matter of days, not weeks. I do expect that he shall play Wednesday. He is at home. Tomorrow he comes and then I can say more.

“Martial has a foot problem. It is not so heavy as the media has written but you never know, we have to wait and see.”

The attacking duo were unavailable for the clash at Vicarage Road which saw Depay start as the lone front man, but with Herrera injured, Rooney is set to fill the number-10 role with Depay on the left and Martial leading the line.

 


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