Man Utd Team News: Mourinho Confirms 2 Absentees For West Ham Trip + Pogba Update
Jose Mourinho confirmed he’ll be without two players for Man Utd’s trip to West Ham plus he offered an update on Paul Pogba.
Manchester United will look to put their Carabao Cup disappointment behind them when they take on West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s provided a full team news and injury update ahead of the game while he also offered his thoughts on Paul Pogba following reports of a bust-up in training this week.
The Red Devils boss was pleased to confirm that he now has virtually a fully-fit squad to choose from as Marcos Rojo is the only player currently on the sidelines through injury after Phil Jones made his comeback against Derby on Tuesday night.
Rojo is yet to feature in the United first team this season after picking up an injury while away with Argentina at the World Cup in the summer and he suffered a minor set-back after making his return with the U23’s earlier this month.
The defender will continue to miss out against West Ham tomorrow and he’ll be joined on the sidelines by Sergio Romero as the goalkeeper will serve a one-match ban following his sending off in the League Cup in midweek.
Mourinho told ManUtd.com:
Only Marcos Rojo is still out. And obviously Romero now with a one-match suspension. Apart from that, in a 26-player squad, everybody is available.”
Mourinho was also quizzed about his relationship with Pogba after footage captured the pair involved in a heated discussion in training this week over the midfielder posting a video on social media after United’s defeat to Derby.
The Portuguese coach claims he has no problem with Pogba and confirmed the midfielder will start against the Hammers tomorrow afternoon, but insists no player is bigger than Manchester United.
Mourinho is quoted as saying by the BBC:
“Tomorrow he plays. He is a player like the others. No player is bigger than the club. If I am happy with his work he plays, if I am not he doesn’t play. I am really happy with his work this week. He trained really well. The team needs good players. He is a good player.”
“You made a story – and incredible story – out of 15 minutes of training. Maybe it is your fault. What happened on Wednesday happens many times. Loud criticism and instruction, coaching is like that. You make stories out of it.”
Man Utd head in to the weekend action sitting seventh in the table after drawing with Wolves last weekend so Mourinho will be desperate to to get back to winning ways by taking home all three points from the London Stadium tomorrow.
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