Premier League managers always have their heart in their mouth when their players return from international duty. They are praying that none of them have picked up any injuries; this especially so at this time of the season, with just 9 games left to play. Manchester United supplies half of the England team, and all of their players are internationals. That means that there is a chance that one or more will pick up an injury.
Of course, that is why Manchester has a large squad of players to cover every position. So, with the match against Sunderland on Saturday lunchtime and their FA Cup replay against Chelsea on the following Monday, Sir Alex will be shuffling the pack. He has already stated that he now has two top players for each position and more in the reserves. With Sunderland having received two major blows this week, with their top scorer Steven Fletcher and their captain Lee Cattermole both out for the rest of the season, Sir Alex will be resting some of his top players who played internationals this week.
Here is what Sir Alex had to say at his recent press conference:-