Premier League: Manchester United defender Phil Jones fit for Tottenham match, Mourinho waits on Bailly
Defender Phil Jones is fit enough to return to the Manchester United squad, although fellow defender Eric Bailly faces a late fitness test ahead of Saturday’s Premier League home game against Tottenham Hotspur, manager Jose Mourinho said.
Jones injured his leg during last weekend’s 2-1 defeat by Huddersfield Town and was on the bench as United eased past Swansea City 2-0 in the League Cup on Tuesday.
Bailly, who formed a strong partnership with the England defender at the start of the campaign, missed the last two league games with a groin strain, but Mourinho is hoping he will be fit for Spurs after returning to training this week.
“Jones is good, he was on the bench on Tuesday … so he is really ready,” Mourinho told a news conference on Friday. “Eric, let’s see, he’ll have one more training session, but he is the only one I hope from the injured group that can be ready.”
Spurs will be without striker Harry Kane, who has a minor hamstring strain, and Mourinho refused to comment on whether being without their top scorer would hurt Tottenham’s chances at Old Trafford.
“I don’t speak about injured players, so don’t ask me about Harry Kane,” the Portuguese added, …read more