Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho Left Waiting for Injury Update on Herrera

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho Left Waiting for Injury Update on Herrera

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ANDER Herrera will be assessed in Washington DC after he was forced off against Real Madrid in Santa Clara on Sunday night.

The United midfielder was one of eight half-time substitutions but lasted just six minutes following a heavy challenge from Oscar.

Juan Mata was forced off at Real Salt Lake last week and could be fit to face Barcelona tomorrow, but Herrera is a doubt for United's final pre-season fixture in the States.

The Reds flew to Washington straight after their shoot-out win over Madrid on Sunday and Jose Mourinho was asked about the extent of Herrera's knock.

"At least very painful," Mourinho said when asked about the extent of Herrera's knock. "Because for Ander to come out it has to be very painful.

"I want to wait and see what it is but I say to the players no risk in friendly matches. …

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