Jose Mourinho concerned about Man United fitness for UCL game at Sevilla

Jose Mourinho concerned about Man United fitness for UCL game at Sevilla
From ESPN - February 18, 2018

MANCHESTER -- Jose Mourinho has revealed Manchester United are heading into a crucial week in their season with mounting injury problems.

United face Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie on Wednesday followed by Chelsea's visit to Old Trafford on Sunday.

Mourinho said he took every available first-team player to Huddersfield Town for the FA Cup fifth-round tie on Saturday and was forced to supplement the squad with youngsters Ethan Hamilton and Angel Gomes.

Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Antonio Valencia, Daley Blind, Marouane Fellaini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were all ruled out with injuries and Paul Pogba was struck down with illness.

"I did not rest one single player so we had today every player available here," Mourinho said after the 2-0 win over Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium.

"I did not rest anyone. I brought two kids that played on Friday 90 minutes [for the under-23s] because I do not have another player, so we arrive at this crucial moment with some problems."

Mourinho is hopeful Rashford, Herrera and Valencia will recover in time to make the trip to Spain on Tuesday.

The squad is scheduled to train at Carrington on Tuesday morning before flying out in the afternoon.


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