Luke Shaw and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss Manchester United’s Europa League clash against Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford on Thursday.
The Red Devils, who currently sit at the bottom of Group A and still searching for their first win in the Europa League, host the unknown Ukrainian side.
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that England left back Luke Shaw did not train with the squad due to illness.
‘He’s ill,’ Mourinho told the Manchester United website.
‘He has a temperature, a fever, a bad throat and he arrived this morning and immediately the doctor sent him home because one player like this in the middle of the other ones can affect others so he went home.’
Mourinho also revealed that Mkhitaryan is not available for Thursday’s match due to injury but he insists that Anthony Martial is available for selection again after his recent injury.
‘He has now recovered from the contusion in his calf and in his ankle, he added, ‘He has recovered and is ready for tomorrow.’
The 53-year-old continued to say that Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will definitely start while it remains to be seen whether Wayne Rooney will be named among the starters or substitutes against Zorya.
‘Wayne Rooney is selected,’ the manager said.
‘I haven’t decided yet if I start with him. He didn’t train yesterday, he did just a little bit of the session on Monday.
‘So I was completely convinced of playing him tomorrow from the beginning, but with this situation in the last couple of days, I am not sure I’ll do that.’
The match at Old Trafford kicks off at 21:05.