Jose Mourinho reacts to Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini injury concerns

Roberto Martinez speaks at Belgium press conference

"I think they can afford to lose Lukaku more than Matic because I don't think there is a similar replacement to Matic".

Jose Mourinho has dismissed the suggestion that Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini's injury concerns will have an impact on Manchester United's clash with Liverpool.

"We do not cry with injuries". We don't cry with injuries. Another one plays, no problem for me.

Mourinho refused to blame worldwide action for leaving United a man short, adding: "Not just global teams, we don't only have injuries in worldwide teams".

Fellaini's injury means United have limited options in midfield as Paul Pogba is still nursing a hamstring injury that's already kept him out for the past month.

This situation could prove awkward for Romelu Lukaku for he may have to choose between club and country, Manchester United and Belgium fans will definitely not want to this player to a petty squabble and will hope that Roberto Martinez and Jose Mourinho work this out in a timely manner. The 29-year-old has started six of their first seven Premier League games this season, scoring his first goal of the campaign against Crystal Palace last weekend.

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

"And [for] our way of thinking and feeling, it's no problem". But heading into their clash with Cyprus on Tuesday, Mourinho was hoping Martinez didn't play Lukaku - especially with their crunch match against Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime. "Now he is 100 per cent but we need to take into consideration that he has been with the group for only one session".

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. We just trust the players that are going to play'.

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