Manchester United suffer blow in buildup to Liverpool clash

Afternoon Bulletin

Marouane Fellaini will miss Manchester United’s game against Liverpool

Injury wise, things don’t seem to be going well for Jose Mourinho’s midfield lately. Paul Pogba has missed a number of games since sustaining an injury against Basel in the first-round of the Champions League and now they will be without combative midfielder Marouane Fellaini for their clash with Liverpool. The Belgian injured his knee after less than half an hour in their game with Bosnia and Herzegovina. What will irk Mourinho most is the fact that Belgium had already qualified for the World Cup before their game with Bosnia, meaning his involvement in the contest was not essential. Fellaini has grown in importance under Mourinho and his injury is untimely to say the least, with his battling presence in the middle vital for what will be an incredibly tough game against a Liverpool side that is very top heavy this season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to step up his recovery

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be about to give Manchester United fans a boost as ESPN’s sources claim the Sweedish forward is set to step up his recovery by making a return to Carrington to train full-time. The forward, who has been missing from action since April, was initially released by United only for the English side to offer him a one year contract. Ibrahimovic was is expected to return to the side in the new year, and his reported return to full-time training seems to imply that he is well on his way to meeting this schedule. The forward scored 28 goals in 46 games last season as he helped United towards their Europa League triumph which gave them access to the Champions League once again.

PSG step up interest in David de Gea

Manchester United have long batted away interest in goalkeeper David de Gea from Real Madrid, but this summer they could face a huge task in stopping him from leaving for either Spain or France, with Paris Saint-Germain now reportedly entering the race for his signature. According to Le 10 Sport, PSG are very keen on his signature, with de Gea regraded by many as the world’s best goalkeeper. The French side have shown just how persuasive they can be by throwing money at transfers, with their outrageous world record deal for Neymar and their similarly cash heavy move for Kylian Mpabbe (which will take effect next summer) showing they aren’t averse to spending money.