Jose Mourinho laments timing of international break as Manchester United’s momentum is halted

by Harry Robinson

José Mourinho is frustrated that Manchester United’s momentum will be halted by the October international break.

The Portuguese manager has seen his side go unbeaten since the start of the season. However, since the September international break, players like Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku have been in unstoppable form.

The international break will likely disrupt that, with many playing for their countries and returning tired.

“I don’t welcome the break, it’s bad,” Mourinho said.

“We had the first break and two days after the players came back we had to play another game. It’s not a good situation for us but moaning doesn’t help. We have to wait for them and hope there are not many problems,” the Portuguese said.

Man United have won six of their seven games since the last international break, scoring 22 goals in that time and conceding just four.

The one game the Reds didn’t win was away to Stoke City immediately after the break, with United playing at a lesser intensity in comparison to games before and games since.

After the October break, Mourinho will gear his side up to face Liverpool at Anfield in one of the biggest matches of the season.

United will be without Paul Pogba, Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimović, though, for that clash, and so Mourinho will be hoping all his players stay fit with their countries.

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