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Mourinho 'totally against' global friendlies

Melissa Porter | 01 April, 2017, 01:49

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho is not happy with global friendlies after losing out its key players to injuries.

Mourinho is after a replacement for Michael Carrick, who despite being offered a new deal, looks set to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season, and Dier is his number one target.

"He's in the category of players that I feel sorry for something that I did to him", Mourinho said.

A Belgium worldwide, Carrasco caught the eye of Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti when he was in charge at Real Madrid and subsequently came to the attention of Bayern's board during Atletico's Champions League win against the Germans earlier this season, during which Carrasco scored the only goal of the game.

Striker Salomon Rondon will also be hoping to end a drought of his own, with the Venezuelan worldwide having not netted in the Premier League since his hat-trick in their 3-1 win over Swansea on December 14 - 14 league appearances have passed since then.

Manchester United defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have been ruled out with "long-term injuries" suffered on England duty.

West Brom (from): Foster, Myhill, Dawson, Nyom, McAuley, Kane Wilson, Marc Wilson, Evans, Galloway, Brunt, Fletcher, Field, Yacob, McClean, Chadli, Rondon, Robson-Kanu, Leko.

Pogba became the world's most expensive player last summer having joined Manchester United from Juventus for a world-record € 105 million transfer fee.

"I think Mourinho overall has done a great job".

With 13 United players involved in global games over the past week, Mourinho said his side were at a disadvantage against eighth-placed West Brom.

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