Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jesse Expected to Make Swift Return

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jesse Expected to Make Swift Return

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UNITED midfielder Jesse Lingard was forced off with muscle fatigue during their defeat to Barcelona.

Lingard, who was the only player to start all five of United's pre-season tour fixtures in the US, came off early in the second half on Wednesday night and headed straight down the tunnel.

Jose Mourinho did not play Ander Herrera and Juan Mata after they picked up knocks in the friendlies against Real Salt Lake and Real Madrid, but suggested Lingard would not miss any of United's remaining friendlies.

When asked by the Press Association how Lingard was, Mourinho replied: "No, no problem with Jesse. I think it is just muscle tiredness."

Marouane Fellaini, who was also injured in the Washington match, managed to play on until the end. …

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