Mourinho: Man Utd will probably lose to Middlesbrough!
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes his side’s
heavy fixture schedule will probably see them lose to
Middlesbrough next time out.
United’s involvement in both the FA Cup and Europa League as
well as the Premier League has seen them play three times in
the last seven days, with the clash against managerless Boro
coming up at 12:00 GMT on Sunday.
The Red Devils are likely to be without both Paul Pogba and
Daley Blind, who both picked up injuries in Thursday’s win over
Rostov, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera are
And Mourinho believes fatigue has played its part in the
fitness levels of his squad, leaving them facing an uphill task
at the Riverside Stadium.
“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
“Whoever decided the Monday and Sunday games probably thinks
the same way.”
United will find out their opponents in the quarter-finals of
the Europa League on Friday, with the draw taking place at