Jose Mourinho sends message to injured Man United star

Ruben Hill
September 14, 2017

"I think for these teams that you are speaking of and for the Real Madrids, Barcelonas and Bayerns, the Champions League starts in February", Mourinho told reporters at Old Trafford.

"The only match that we decide to play with three (against Stoke) he played".

Fellaini was jeered by some United supporters last season after conceding a late penalty that enabled Everton to rescue a 1-1 draw in a Premier League game at Goodison Park in December. They train together always in the same team because I knew that they had to play this match together.

One thing Jose Mourinho loves about his team this season is the strength in depth.

The United boss said it was impossible for English teams to do likewise because usually competition in the domestic game remained fierce until the end of the season.

Pogba's Champions League opening game was cut short as Manchester United beat Basle 3-0
Pogba's Champions League opening game was cut short as Manchester United beat Basle 3-0

He added: "I didn't speak yet with him or the medical department but the squad is for injuries, the squad is for suspensions". We are not going to say that Pogba is "one more player" on the squad, because he isn't.

Asked if he was aware of Mourinho's comments on his adaptation to Premier League life, the defender said: "I have noticed what's been written, but it's not something that I have focused on". Considering the calendar is quite packed in the next few weeks, it wouldn't be insane to think Pogba won't return until after the global break in October.

Souness may have tasted plenty of success in his playing career, winning two European Cups and five league titles during his impressive spell with Liverpool.

"So what I want is to have the players available and sometimes they are not playing, but for me as a manager it's important to have options".

The midfielder was not in Mourinho's 18-man squad for the comprehensive 3-0 victory over Basel at Old Trafford on Tuesday, despite being fully fit. "We have a group of players and the players must be ready to play and not to play".

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