Manchester United players Paul Pogba and Daley Blind picked up injury in United’s triumph against Rostov and Jose Mourinho is not too happy about it.
The United coach is concerned about what his side’s fate would be in their upcoming matches and he is of the opinion that his club’s heavy fixture schedule would see them defeated by Middlesbrough in their next game.
United has had a very tight schedule in the past week, as their participation in both the FA Cup and Europa League as well as Premier League has seen them on the pitch three times last week and now the game against Boro looming ahead.
The match which is schedule to take place at 12:00 GMT on Sunday at the Riverside Stadium would most likely commence without both Paul Pogba and Daley Blind, who are both on injury enforced break. The duo’s participation in the upcoming match became doubtful when they both sustained injuries in Thursday’s victory over Rostov at the Old Trafford, meanwhile Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera have both been suspended.
Mourimho believes their heavy schedule is taking its toll on his players and they have become weary. With this the Red Devil’s next fixture at the Riverside Stadium does not look promising.
“It’s difficult to play Monday with 10 men, it’s difficult to play now, it’s difficult to play 12 o’clock on Sunday. We have a lot of enemies,” he told BT Sport.
“A lot of people might say we should have scored more goals. But a lot of things are going against us.
“The boys are amazing boys. We will probably lose the game on Sunday. Fatigue has a price.
“I will remember forever when I spoke to the UEFA delegate in Rostov. He told me if any of our players gets injured, the insurance paid.
“Whoever decided the Monday and Sunday games probably thinks the same way.”
United will confirm who their opponents would be in the quarter-finals of the Europa League on Friday, with the draw scheduled to take place at 12:00 GMT.