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Man Utd duo delighted at return of injured key players

Manchester United duo Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrera say the return of key players Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo from injury has boosted morale.

"Not even just thinking about football, but thinking about them personally too, it's hard to see your team-mates out for so long," Rashford told MUTV.

"To have them all back now has brought a really happy vibe to the squad.

"I'm sure they're all really happy to be back playing again, and if we can keep winning with them in the team, it keeps everything rolling on."

Herrera added: "It's great to have them back and, with them [in the squad], we are stronger.

"Marcos was amazing against Basel - you cannot see the difference between before the injury and now, he's worked fantastically hard to come back.

"Zlatan is going step by step because the injury he had was even worse, and Mike [Carrick] is going to be back soon, too. With them, we are stronger, and, with them back, we are optimistic of fighting for every title this season."

Herrera is looking forward to more playing time during a busy period of games where Mourinho is expected to rotate his Old Trafford squad.

"I think it's the best thing you can have," he said. "As a footballer, you want to play as many games as possible; you want to be part of the team always. We have a lot of players, a lot of quality and a lot of games, so it's fantastic for all of us."

Rashford added: "It's great to have all the games and, while we prefer to take it one game at a time when it's so busy, by the time it gets to Christmas, it calms down a bit and you can start to see pathways to certain tournaments and certain trophies."

Ian Ferris
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