Man United's Working Staff Angered By Jose Mourinho's Bizarre Decision

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He comes injured, Jones comes injured and real injuries because there are other injuries where the players can not play on the Wednesday and are flawless for the Saturday.

Phil Jones who is still recuperating after long periods on the sidelines due to injury recently received a call-up from the English National team in their last round of World Cup qualifiers and worldwide friendlies.

Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to maintain their ideal record in the Champions League thanks to a win at Basel on Wednesday night.

'Bailly I think has a chance for the weekend, ' confirmed Mourinho.

According to the manager, Mkhitaryan didn't play against Newcastle because they had lots of options for that match and he made a decision to play Rashford and Martial together. Apart from that I don't have to speak with Southgate, I just wish well and want him to be successful'.

However, speaking in Switzerland today, Mourinho confirmed that the defender is in line to return this weekend.

Jose Mourinho's side have won all four games so far, conceding just once, but they face a team that can qualify if they win and CSKA Moscow lose at home to Benfica. "Our injuries are real injuries", Mourinho added. "Because he needs to play and because he's useful for us".

The playing surface cut up badly after heavy rain and was branded a "disgrace" and "unacceptable" by Northern Ireland's players.

This is what Mourinho had to say about the match day squad: "Zlatan goes on the bench tomorrow and normally he plays".

"If we are in a winning position, like we were against Newcastle, we need him on the pitch, because he keeps the ball, he keeps possession". He drops into areas where he gives stability to the team. If the team isn't winning, his presence will be important. "But [he is in] no condition to start".

"Jones does not play tomorrow and I can say in advance he doesn't play the weekend [against Brighton] too". Honestly I don't know.

"No Carrick, Pogba, Fellaini and every match was Herrera and Matic and the kid McTominay had his opportunities to play".

Basel's pitch has raised some concerns after it had to be re-laid following Switzerland's World Cup play-off against Northern Ireland 10 days ago. Their manager has experience and vision, so in this moment I am much more comfortable than I was before.



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