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Manchester United squad vs Liverpool revealed as Anthony Martial and Victor Lindelof return



Jose Mourinho has been strengthened by returning Anthony Martial to his Manchester United squad before the Red's Premier League outing against Liverpool at Anfield.

France's international came out with a injury in the 2-2 race against Arsenal ten days ago and remained sidelined for the matches against Fulham and Valencia.

But the 23-year-old was suitable for joining Mourinho's traveling group for United's meeting with the Premier League leaders.

Defenders Lukas Shaw, Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling also traveled with the squad.

Lindelof has recovered after a three-week lay-off with a thigh injury that he sustained in the profound delight of the incredible root of Crystal Palace. Sweden's international flew to Dubai to help his recovery and Mourinho has four central defenders to choose from in Liverpool.

Toddlers missed the trip to Valencia and Shaw has not appeared since the death of Southampton on December 1

, suffered a return of injury during the warm-up against Fulham, but both checked in at United's team hotel in Liverpool. Diogo Dalot and Matteo Darmian have also recovered from unspecified injuries to make themselves available for Sunday match.

Photographers did not find £ 52million sign Fred with United squad. The 25-year-old started in Valencia but was replaced after 56 minutes and was recently locked out of match match against Arsenal.

Mourinho said at his pre-match briefing that he was hopeful that some of the nine injured players would return to Liverpool but be sure others would not do it.

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"The last is to say again that in Valencia, only De Gea and Matic were available to play and not make decisions," Mourinho repeated. "Apart from that, the players who did not travel were not eligible to play in Valencia, everyone had injuries and they were not ready."

"Everybody did not train yesterday again and today they become a little, I do not want to say [a] test , but a small introduction to training to see the answer, the adjustment and see if we can increase a little tomorrow to get them to sunday.

"But surely, I hope it's better not to say for sure, I hope some will be available, but surely it will not be."

On the threshold of the match, Mourinho insisted on Liverpool's progress this season are over to more than their extravagant summer expenses. Liverpool started a £ 177million outlay in the transfer window after a third troubled season under Jurgen Klopp and is currently top of the Premier League and undefeated when they prepare to welcome United.



  Paul Pogba arrives at the team hotel
Paul Pogba arrives at the hotel

Klopp, who criticized Paul Pogbas 89 million pounds in 2016 broke world record charges for a defender and a goalkeeper in Virgil van Dijk and Alisson this calendar year, and Mourinho insisted on these offers meant Liverpool to challenge the title.

United spent £ 72.5m in the summer, 16 points in Liverpool in sixth and since Mourinho was named United manager, Liverpool has spent £ 390m on players, compared to United's £ 358.7m. Despite the gap in spending this year, Mourinho liked Liverpool's development to the décor.

"It's not just about the money they spend in the summer, it's about many things," said Mourinho. "It's not just about spending money and strengthening the squad, a football team is more than that, a football team is not just about spending the money.



  De Gea returns to goal
De Gea returns to goal [19659017] (Picture: iCelebTV)

"A football team is like a house, a house is not just about buying the furniture. You have to do work in the house and when the house is ready you buy the furniture, you spend money on the best possible furniture and then you are ready to live in a fantastic house. "

Klopp has not won a trophy since the German Cup with Borussia Dortmund in 2012 and has since lost two Champions League finals, a League Cup final and a Europa League final with Dortmund and Liverpool. Klopp's view in the media is still positive than Mourinhos, despite his four-trophy haul for the last four years.

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Mourinho has not lost at Anfield since 2007

"But when you have potential, you have nothing to hide, y you know from day one that your potential and your desire are related to The potential, to say we want to win everyone can say that, another thing is to say consciously in relation to the potential you have.

"But I do not read much, I think Jurgen has already said they want to win Premier League is their goal to win the Premier League. "

Mourinho is unbeaten in four matches against Liverpool with United and has not lost at Anfield since the semifinals of the Champions League 2007. Mourinho was generally criticized for racing two 0-0- draw in Liverpool in recent seasons, but Pep Guardiola did not get similar rebel to instruct Manchester City players to play more pragmatically in his incredible game in Liverpool in October.

The United boss was asked about the perception of her if in relation to the Liverpool game was unfair.



  Dalot could come back in
Dalot could come back in

"I do not know what to say to you, I do not want to analyze it," said Mourinho. "We had two positive results in Liverpool last season, we beat them at home, we did not lose any match against them at four, I think. But that was the past."

"This Sunday has nothing to do with what happened before, so I do not have to focus on what happened, not on the credit we received or no, I have to focus on the next match. Next match is the one that is important and that is it.

Confirmed United Squad Members

David de Gea, Sergio Romero, Lee Grant, Antonio Valencia, Diogo Dalot, Matteo Darmian, Victor Lindelof Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, Andre Herrera, Andreas Pereira, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial


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