Two Man Utd Players Shut Out By Injury As Tottenham Hotspur Clash Draws Near

Odion Ighalo Shocked

Manchester United will be missing the presence of two defenders ahead of their encounter against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night.

Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Alex Tuanzebe and Phil Jones weren’t fit enough to face Jose Mourinho’s men at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

“Yeah we have got a couple of injuries,” Solskjaer was quoted by Man United’s official website as saying.

“Axel will probably be missing, and Phil Jones will be missing [Man United’s clash against Tottenham]. Apart from that, I would say everyone else is available for selection.”

He added: “During Pre-season you want to give everyone a chance, everyone the same opportunity to stake a claim for the team.

“Everyone will play a part, and we have got plenty of games.

“Hopefully, we have got a few cup games, plus the league games and hopefully the Europa League, so we will be going into August sometime.”

United will be hosted by their former manager Mourinho in their first game of project restart by 8:15pm.

The Red Devils are bidding for a Champions League spot and are three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

Mourinho’s Hotspur are 8th on the log, four points far from United.