Mourinho cries about Manchester United’s eight injuries

Date published: Monday 19th February 2018 7:55

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is having to juggle a range of injuries at a “crucial moment” of the campaign.

The Red Devils secured safe passage to the FA Cup quarter-finals by winning 2-0 at Huddersfield, kicking off a crunch run of games.

Mourinho’s former club Chelsea arrive in the Premier League on Sunday, after Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 first leg at Sevilla, with the United boss sweating on several injury issues ahead of the games.

Mourinho, who does not moan about injuries, was eager to point out the issues he is facing.

“I didn’t rest one single player, so we had every player available here,” the United boss said after winning at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.

“I brought two kids (Ethan Hamilton and Angel Gomes) that played 90 minutes yesterday (for the under-23s) because I don’t have another player.

“Can we recover some of them for Wednesday? I believe so. (Marcus) Rashford, (Ander) Herrera, (Antonio) Valencia, I think they have a chance. Paul (Pogba), I don’t know.

“Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Marouane (Fellaini), Zlatan (Ibrahimovic) – I don’t think they have any chance, so we arrive at this crucial moment with some problem.

“But I think mentality is very important. And we have a strong team, strong bonding, strong team mentality. We know it is a very difficult match – but we go for it.”

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