Jose Mourinho speaks out about Marouane Fellaini's knee ligament injury

Oriol Romeu of Southampton challenges Swansea's Tammy Abraham

Oriol Romeu of Southampton challenges Swansea's Tammy Abraham

Lukaku is Manchester United's top scorer this season having made a blistering start to life at Old Trafford with 7 goals in 7 games, while on the Road to Russian Federation he's scored 12 goals in 15 games.

He added sarcastically: 'It's a very important match for them - they need the match to qualify so I just wait'.

"You can say we have not played one of the top five teams yet". Maybe if we were in a moment of the season where it was a duel between two teams [for the title] it could mean more but it's not the case.

De Bruyne registered 18 assists in the 2016-17 campaign for Pep Guardiola's side, more than any other player in the top flight, and he has started the new campaign in similar style.

Belgium and former Everton manager Roberto Martinez is set to clash with Jose Mourinho over the use of Romelu Lukaku for a dead rubber against Cyprus.

Well, according to The Times, Mourinho is "dismayed" with Martinez's decision to play Lukaku despite his recent ankle injury. We lost players this season.

"He's given them that little bit of extra pace in behind, proven goalscorer in the Premier League".

The Egyptian winger has excelled since moving to Anfield, scoring six goals in eleven appearances having joined from Roma in the summer. Fellaini has appeared in seven games for United and has netted four goals.

"If he plays tonight it's because he recovers", Mourinho said before the Cyprus game. And Mourinho believes his side are better equipped this season. "It would be unfair to say Lukaku and Matic didn't have an impact in the improvement of the team - of course they did".

No, the problem comes through the nature of these contests, and the one which oversaw Fellaini's injury serves as a ideal example: the mixture of a awful pitch, the pointless nature of the game (Belgium qualified for the World Cup back in September), and an nearly 3,000 mile round trip was a recipe for disaster.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.