Manchester United have been handed a massive injury boost after Michael Carrick is fit to face Liverpool. However, Andreas Pereira has returned to Old Trafford from international break with an injury.
The England international returned to the club during the international break due to injury. The Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson confirmed the same that Carrick has picked up an injury.
Louis van Gaal will see his side host Liverpool in the weekend Premier League clash after the international break. Having the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder back in the selection, it will give the Dutchman more options during his team selection.
“Only Pereira came back from internationals with an injury. Carrick can play. Jones is still injured but he’s going well,” Van Gaal said.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager also confirmed centre-back Phil Jones has still not recovered and miss the clash against the Merseyside club.
The boss says Phil Jones is still injured but recovering well: "We need to speak to the specialist." #mufc
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David de Gea ended speculation surrounding his future by signing a new deal on Friday. He was strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer and his deal fell collapsed in the final hour of the deadline day.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager is delighted the Spain international has committed his future to the club and refused to comment whether the goalkeeper could start against Liverpool on Saturday.
“You shall see. You never know. His head is empty now and that is important. He can focus. but we have to judge him in training,” United manager explained.
“Yes because it is confirmation of what I am always saying, that transfers are a process. I had hope until the end… I am very happy that David De Gea stays because I believe he is one of the best goalkeeper sin the world. He has my best player last year, not only chosen by the fans but also by the players.”
There were a lot of reports suggesting senior players at the club were unhappy with the Dutchman’s philosophy. Van Gaal had this to say about the recent reports being published across the media.
He said, “I have a superb relationship with my players. Maybe you have to consider how many players are coming to the manager to say something. In my career as a manager, I didn’t have so many players who are coming to say something about the atmosphere in the dressing room, about the way we train, or something like that. It is very positive that players are coming to me. Then, you know they trust you.”