Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho's Missing Six Players for Trip to the Palace

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mourinho's Missing Six Players for Trip to the Palace

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JOSE Mourinho has confirmed six players will miss the trip to Crystal Palace tonight.

Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini will all miss the trip to Selhurst Park as they recover from their injuries.

"No Phil Jones , no Marcos Rojo, no Daley Blind ," he told MUTV. "We don't have them. So the situation hasn't changed. The squad is the same."

Despite not being able to give a positive injury update for this evening's game, Mourinho did confirm when he expects Fellaini to return.

The Belgian has been missing since January 31 with a knee problem which required minor surgery.

"He's still a young player, his injury had a little surgery, but a minor surgery, and he will be back to play again in a couple of weeks," Mourinho said.

"If we proceed in the Champions League beyond Sevilla, I think he will be ready for a hypothetical quarterfinal. …

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