Manchester United Dealt Another Injury Blow Ahead Of Europa League Final
Manchester United have had a fair share of injuries during the course of the season but the Red Devils are massively effected during the business end of the season.
Marouane Fellaini is the latest to join the injury list as the Belgian has suffered an muscle injury during their Premier League game against Southampton in the weekend. The Red Devils have looked below par in their game against Saints as the hosts have dominated the proceedings in a 0-0 draw.
Manchester United’s goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been impressive in the game as he provided few classy saves to ensure that the Red Devils are in the match till the end. The only major concern for Jose Mourinho is the fitness of Fellaini ahead of their crucial Europa League final on May 24.
The 29-year old has suffered a muscle injury and was limped off after 75 minutes into the game. Ander Herrera replaced the Belgian and has looked to continue his fine display in the middle but to no avail as Manchester United managed yet another draw in the Premier League.
Speaking after the game, the Portuguese boss said via Mirror, “Felliani, on top of his experience, he says it’s not a tear.”
“He says it was a minimal thing but minimal can be a big thing. Let’s wait for tomorrow but he needed to play.“
“I couldn’t protect him as he needed to play. He didn’t play for three matches due to suspension.“
“Players need not only to rest but also to play. He wasn’t playing a lot so he had to play today. I don’t blame myself or our decision.“
Jose Mourinho is expected to field a young team in their last league game on Sunday when they meet Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. The Portuguese tactician is ready to rest all his big stars for the massive game against Ajax on Wednesday as the club eyes more silverware.
A win in Europa League will also help Manchester United back to Champions League next season as they are not going to get qualified to the elite competition after finishing at sixth in the league standings. However, Paul Pogba could feature on Sunday as Mourinho is keen to provide him some match time ahead of the final. Chris Smalling is also expected to miss the Palace game and Jose expects him to be fit for Stockholm final.
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