The Man Utd fans in the Football Transfer Tavern think that this could be huge…
Man Utd and Jose Mourinho have been suffering from somewhat of a defensive crisis as of late, with regular starters including Bailly, Shaw, Smalling and Valencia all missing regular game-time this season through long-term injury issues.
These issues looked set to worsen heading into this weekend’s crunch clash with Arsenal, with Mourinho looking likely to be forced into utilising a mixed-together back line filled with out-of-position players.
However, in what has come as a real shock to the Man Utd fans in the Tavern – it would appear that one player that has been missing could return ahead of schedule.
According to journalist Ben Dinnery on Twitter, Antonio Valencia is set to return to the squad this week ahead of the game – in what is undoubtedly a massive boost for Jose Mourinho.
See that Tweet below…
Antonio Valencia is set to hand Jose Mourinho a major boost by returning ahead of schedule for the clash with Arsenal. #MUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) November 15, 2016
When this Tweet was shared around the Tavern earlier today the Man Utd fans in attendance all let out a collective sigh of relief. Man Utd have really struggled defensively this season – and Valencia’s return could be the glue that holds it all together.
Our landlord is expecting a full house in the Tavern on Saturday – as two of England’s most historic sides do battle once again.
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