Mourinho: We can’t cry over players who are not available

Date published: Friday 31st March 2017 2:15

Jose Mourinho insists that Manchester United must concentrate on the players that are fit and raring to go ahead of their match against West Brom this weekend.

The Red Devils will be without a number of players with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones injured on England duty, Paul Pogba still sidelined, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera are both suspended.

It’s unlikely to be an easy game for United with the Baggies beating Arsenal last time out and Mourinho just wants to concentrate on the players that he has at his disposal.

“They’re not important, the important ones are the ones that are ready to play, that’s the way we have to think,” Mourinho said in his pre-match press conference.

“We cannot be here crying or thinking about the players who are not available to play. You know Zlatan and Herrera are suspended, even though Herrera’s two match ban for that episode against Chelsea, and he has a two match ban.

“You know what happened in the English national team with Smalling and Jones, we know that we have also Pogba injured.

“But I repeat they’re not important, the important ones are the players that are ready to play, I trust and are going to fight for us.”

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