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Injury nightmare: NINE Manchester United players doubtful for Liverpool clash

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits he has little idea which players will travel to Anfield for Sunday's Premier League game against Liverpool (kick-off 4pm).

Mourinho is waiting on nine injury doubts but is hopeful that some will be fit enough to take to the pitch against the league leaders.

Marcos Rojo joined the injured ranks during Wednesday's Champions League loss to Valencia, and defence is the biggest worry for Mourinho with Chris Smalling, Diogo Dalot, Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof also struggling.

Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay are also doubtful.

Mourinho said: "All of them didn't train yesterday again. Today there will be a little introduction to see the answer and to see if we can increase a little bit tomorrow to have them available for Sunday. I hope some will be available but for sure some will not be."

United head to Anfield to face the Premier League leaders with "doubts about everything" because of the uncertainty of who will be fit.

Mourinho added: "We know that we are going to play against the leader, against a team on a high. But we have our qualities, we have our potential, and even with the problems we have and the doubts in terms of team choice, of tactics, approach, philosophy.

"We have doubts about everything because we don't know who's available but we are going to arrive on Sunday, and with the players we have available, we are going to have a team capable of going there and fight for the victory."

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