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Ander Herrera may start for Manchester United against Swansea

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Manchester United will be missing Adnan Januzaj at the weekend, though this might mean a place in the starting eleven for Ander Herrera.

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It's Friday, it's the afternoon, and that can only mean one thing: you stopped doing any work an hour ago and are just staring into space, waiting for the sweet relief of five o'clock.

Er, no. Not that. It's Louis van Gaal's pre-game press conference time! And there's good and bad news. The bad, if you're Adnan Januzaj, is that Adnan Januzaj has picked up an injury and will miss Sunday's game against Swansea City. Though that's probably not news to Januzaj; he'll presumably have known for a day or two.

The good news, if you're a fan of Ander Herrera — and if you're not, you can get out now, this is no place for you — is that the lovable Basque may take Januzaj's place behind the striker. He played there for some of the second half in midweek, scoring United's fourth goal, and as Van Gaal put it:

Other managers have plans or ideas. Van Gaal has theoretical schemes.

Other than Januzaj, the only injury is Phil Jones, who is still recovering from an acute case of Actually Being A Man From The Nineteenth Century, Seriously, He'll Probably Come Down With Consumption Next.