Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are suffering with injuries at just the wrong time, but hopes their mental strength can shine through.
Jose Mourinho hopes a thinning Manchester United squad will be bolstered by the time Wednesday’s Champions League tie with Sevilla comes around.
Paul Pogba’s illness on the morning of Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Huddersfield Town limited Mourinho’s midfield options, with youngster Ethan Hamilton drafted into the squad to replace the club’s record signing.
Romelu Lukaku scored twice to secure a 2-0 FA Cup win, somewhat overshadowed by a Juan Mata goal being ruled out amid farcical VAR scenes.
Their next assignment is a daunting trip to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, but Mourinho hopes to have Ander Herrera, Marcus Rashford and Antonio Valencia back in contention – although Pogba’s recovery remains shrouded in mystery.
“I didn’t rest one single player, so we had every player available here,” Mourinho told reporters at the John Smith’s Stadium.
“I didn’t rest anyone. I brought two kids that played yesterday 90 minutes because I don’t have another player.