Van Gaal gives Falcao, Phil Jones injury update - Impact for Manchester City game?

Radamel Falcao

Manchester United boss gives updates on the fitness of two star players.

Manchester United are hopeful of having Radamel Falcao back available to face Manchester City next weekend.

The Colombian missed the visit of Chelsea on Sunday due to injury, but it is not considered to be a serious problem.

Manager Louis van Gaal spoke after the 1-1 draw, and also provided an update regarding Phil Jones.

While the news regarding Falcao is positive, it's less so regarding Phil Jones, who could face weeks on the sidelines.

United will continue to look lop-sided ahead of the match at The Etihad, with Falcao and the previously suspended Wayne Rooney set to rejoin the attack, alongside a Robin van Persie with a spring in his step.

It even gives United a selection problem in attack, but compared to the dearth of options in defence, it's a nice issue to have.

Jones has performed well for United this season, but his inability to stay fit, as in each of his previous two seasons for United, continues to ask questions over his reliability, and being a short-term or long-term answer for the club.

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