Mourinho was talking ahead of the home Premier League meeting with Huddersfield, a game at which United will mark the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster that falls on Tuesday. "They are injured. I would have liked to have had 18 players and have called on someone from the second team but they played yesterday".
It's highly unlikely that Pep Guardiola's men will be caught in the race for the Premier League title this season, but that doesn't mean they aren't immune to a slip-up or two. I give credit. Last minute in extra time.
I'm sure the 74,000 in attendance would agree when I say he deserved his debut goal.
"Stones has a problem with his knee and I prefer him to rest".
"Champions League is arriving and lots of tough matches to play and probably we are going to lose for a few weeks".
He said: "From Saturday afternoon until Wednesday afternoon the doors of the CFA (City Football Academy) will be closed".More news: 3 soldiers killed in avalanche in Macchil sector
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He also noted the hypocrisy of Guardiola, who claimed earlier in his career he wanted to have the best young stars - and not have to resort to buying established players for huge sums of money. 'I do it for myself as well, ' he said. You can believe which one you like.
The Gunners will be in sixth place whatever happens this weekend though the Toffees can close the gap between themselves and their opponents to eight points with another three in what is Saturday's late kick-off.
He replied: "No, I don't think so".
"With the number of points and improvement we have in relation to last season, in normal conditions the distance would be a distance that leaves the fight open".
"[On Wednesday] it could have been Brahim, it could have been Kevin on the second goal". It looked more hard to miss, but somehow the England winger knocked the ball wide with the goal gaping. "We made sure they didn't and ended up scoring a fantastic goal". We have lost to these twice and done quite well, but we had to change something and went to two up front.
"We are doing well with some negative moments.it's very important for us to do better than last season and win something and try to be stronger for next season". "Today we had the other side of the coin".