Jose Mourinho has faced the press ahead of a UEFA Super Cup clash with Real Madrid in Skopje.
The Red Devils boss believes Nemanja Matic won’t be fit to play 90 minutes on Tuesday but is expected to at least feature in United’s attempt to win the trophy for the first time since 1991.
Manchester United are without Phil Jones and Eric Bailly, both suspended, while 19-year-old defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah finalises his loan move to Crystal Palace.
“No Phil Jones, no Eric Bailly and no Tim Fosu-Mensah because, in this moment, Tim is probably going on loan to another club. So, we made the decision not to travel with him,” said Mourinho.
“The injuries are the long-term (ones) that you know about – Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Marcos Rojo. Apart from that, everybody is available. Obviously, Matic is available but not available like the others.”
Manchester United squad vs. Real Madrid:
Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Joel Castro
Defenders: Antonio Valencia, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Matteo Darmian, Daley Blind, Axel Tuanzebe
Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Andreas Pereira
Forwards: Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard