Mourinho says injured Man Utd players can rest during international break

Jose Mourinho has welcomed the international break and revealed injured Manchester United pair Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are in a “good position”.

Pogba and fellow midfielder Michael Carrick have been injured since September, while long-term absentees Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo are yet to return to action.

Mourinho’s team head into the international break following a 1-0 defeat to his former side Chelsea which left United eight points behind Premier League leaders and Manchester rivals City but the United boss has delivered a positive update about his absentees.