Premier League: Mourinho gives update on injured players, reveals what Swansea boss told him

Posted on Mar 31 2018 - 4:21pm by admin

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has provided update on his team ahead of their weekend trip to Swansea City.

The Portuguese addressed his press conference on Friday ahead of the tie.

He also revealed what Swansea coach, Carlos Carvalhal told him last night ahead of the game.

The former Chelsea boss ruled out goalkeeper Sergio Romero and Daley Blind for the game against Swansea, while stating that Luke Shaw could feature.

He also announced the return to fitness of defenders Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo.

He said, “Romero is injured, and I think he will be for a few weeks. I think in the end he was lucky because was a strong contusion and will take a little bit of time to recover.

“Daley Blind came back from his treatment in Holland, start training with us in the last few days and is the only one not available.

“If he’s available, Luke Shaw is always an option.

“Ashley Young was available to play against Brighton, so I started with Luke Shaw, so that’s not a problem.

“Young had a problem in the last part of the game against Italy, but we think there is a chance for him to recover.”

The Portuguese coach confessed United will be facing a difficult Swansea side.

He added, “They’ve improved a lot, we played them at the start but after that they had a difficult period. Since Carlos arrived it’s obvious the team has improved a lot. They’ve got many points people wouldn’t have expected them to get.

“We are facing a team that is very well organised, they have a clear idea of their defensive movements and they are dangerous on the counter-attack.

“They’re powerful in set pieces using the aerial ability of their three central defenders. They found a way to get points and are doing amazingly well.”

On Swansea coach, Mourinho added, “I spoke with him last night, he said that since I left Porto I opened the door for other Portuguese coaches to leave. I thanked him for his nice words, it’s one thing to think and another to say.”

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