Jose Mourinho insists he regrets not being able to give all his players at Manchester United chances to prove themselves since his arrival at the club last summer.
The Portuguese boss took over at Old Trafford from Louis van Gaal in July and immediately implemented his unique style accompanied by his new arrivals.
Speaking about the situation, Mourinho claimed he felt bad for not giving the players a real chance to impress.
“I still have some bad feelings towards myself because I didn’t give a real chance to everyone, there are some positions in our squad where we have overbooked,” he said.
“The attacking wing positions we have not just a few wingers but also people who can play there: we can add (Marcus) Rashford and (Wayne) Rooney to players like (Jesse) Lingard, (Juan) Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Memphis Depay, (Anthony) Martial and Ashley Young.
“To be honest, people like Young and Depay, I didn’t really give them a run of matches to play, to prove. So I have this little bad feeling.”
Memphis has made just four Premier League appearances under Mourinho while former Watford winger Ashley Young has featured in five.
They have both suffered lesser roles under Mourinho and it’s just a part of football, especially as they haven’t essentially taken their chances under the Portuguese boss.
There are more players in the side and more competition for a place in the starting XI, with only one way to get into the squad and that’s by working hard for it, if there was a way to include them I’m sure Mourinho would, but there are other players performing better in the side and that’s the harsh reality.