Injury update: United v Spurs
Jose Mourinho has suggested Eric Bailly could possibly return in Manchester United’s Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Ivory Coast international has not featured for the Reds since the 4-1 win at CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League on 27 September, but he was positively pictured taking part in Thursday's training session .
When speaking to MUTV at the Aon Training Complex on Friday, Mourinho was asked for an injury update. He replied: “Nobody is back. Jones was on the bench the other day and is okay. Bailly is a possibility.”
The boss added: "I think we are fine, I think we are strong and I think we are ready.”
Mourinho was also reluctant to talk about Tottenham Hotspur being without their star player Harry Kane because, as he was keen to point out, United are also missing several key men due to injuries.
“We have no Zlatan Ibrahimovic, no Paul Pogba, no Marouane Fellaini, no Marcos Rojo, no Michael Carrick, so don’t speak to me about Harry Kane.”
Asked about the quality of Saturday's opposition, the boss said: “They are a very good team, one of the best in the league.
They have a fantastic squad, a good manager, stability and years with the same manager, the same players. They are a really, really, really good team.”
The United manager also called on the Old Trafford crowd to play their part in the game. “I think we had some very good atmospheres last season at home when we played against the big teams.
"I can remember really good atmospheres against Chelsea and Liverpool, so if the supporters want then they can make it really good and positive for us.”