“You know it’s going to be a challenge every time you have the Champions League nights to keep players away,” he told us. “Because they all want to be fit [to play] and everyone has been on the training pitch today. We’re looking good. I think all of them are champing at the bit. David trained well today, as did the rest of the group. It was a good session.

“Anthony got through the session and felt okay, so he’s also available for selection. 

“Luke is probably the biggest doubt but the rest of them are holding their hands up saying: ‘I’m ready’. Luke isn’t too far away so let’s see what we do with him for tomorrow. Then, of course, Phil [Jones] has been away for a long time but now we’re getting more and more players ready to participate in every game.”