Monday, 16 October, 2017

Jose Mourinho's reaction to Roberto Martinez playing Romelu Lukaku for Belgium

Roberto Martinez speaks at Belgium press conference GETTY Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has confirmed Marouane Fellaini has suffered knee ligament damage
Kristopher Love | 12 October, 2017, 08:32

Martinez chose to bring Lukaku off the bench after 66 minutes on Tuesday night with Belgium already qualified for Russian Federation and winning 3-0 - despite the striker having just recovered from an ankle injury. At Anfield on Saturday, he will be eager to prove a point to the Manchester United manager.

But the Manchester United boss isn't anxious because he insists he has adequate cover in his squad.

"I think two key players for me (have been the difference)", he said on Sky Sports.

While a two-week break from domestic football isn't exactly welcome, the fact that the players come back tired after travelling the world - or worse yet, injured - leaves them pulling their hair out.

'We don't cry with injuries, we may cry with the process that leads to injures, but we don't cry.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists Marouane Fellaini's absence is "no problem" for the side ahead of Saturday's visit to Liverpool. We just trust the players that are going to help'.

MAROUANE FELLAINI has arrived back in Manchester and began rehab on his knee ligament strain that will keep him out of the blockbuster game against Liverpool.

The former Everton midfielder has been in impressive form so far this season, scoring four times in his first eight games, including a brace in the 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace.

Well, according to The Times, Mourinho is "dismayed" with Martinez's decision to play Lukaku despite his recent ankle injury.

Both Mourinho and Salah will meet again on October 14 when Liverpool hosts Manchester United in the Premier League. Another one plays, no problem for me. Maybe if we were in a moment of the season where it was a duel between two teams [for the title] it could mean more but it's not the case.

Chelsea's two-time Player of the Year, Mata, was soon usurped by Oscar after Mourinho's return to the club at the end of the season.