Jose Mourinho provides Man United injury update ahead of West Brom

by Tanveer Arayan

Jose Mourinho has provided an injury update on his Manchester United squad ahead of their Premier League clash against West Brom over the weekend.

The Portuguese boss started by confirming Wayne Rooney is fit and available but was worried by the five other players who are not currently in contention.

He doesn’t have any idea about when Paul Pogba will be ready to play again but believes Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are long-term injuries.

Speaking in his press conference, Mourinho opened up about the situation of his players.

“They’re not important, the important ones are the ones that are ready to play, that’s the way we have to think,” he said.

“We cannot be here crying or thinking about the players who are not available to play. You know Zlatan and Herrera are suspended, even though Herrera’s two match ban for that episode against Chelsea, and he has a two match ban.

“You know what happened in the English national team with Smalling and Jones, we know that we have also Pogba injured.

“But I repeat they’re not important, the important ones are the players that are ready to play, I trust and are going to fight for us.”

Mourinho is facing plenty of problems in suspensions and injuries but there’s no doubt he has the quality in the squad to field a strong team.

Hopes are the rest of the players can keep fit as the last thing he’d want now after a torrid international break are more problems to his starting line-up.

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