Jose Mourinho says Romelu Lukaku did not feel fit adequate to start Manchester United’s Premier League opener opposite Leicester, while Jesse Lingard did not even make a bench.
The Reds Devils kicked off a new deteriorate on Friday night and named a rather surprising line up, with only dual players who done it to a semi-finals of a World Cup creation a starting XI: Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.
Mourinho had hoped to have some-more players involved, though is gratified that so many of his stars are prepared to put their bodies on a line notwithstanding minimal training.
Asked about a World Cup players who done a squad, and those that did not, Mourinho told Sky Sports: ‘We wish though some can’t. Some of them they clearly couldn’t.
‘For instance Nemanja Matic who went approach to sanatorium and approach to surgery. And Jesse Lingard he doesn’t feel in conditions to assistance us.
‘Paul told us “yes, OK”. Romelu told us “not to start though from a dais we can give we a hand”. And this is what we need during this time.
‘We don’t have a team, though we have a team. And a group wants to contest and we have all a boys with a good suggestion to try to help. Maybe not 90 minutes, though a few minutes, and we need that.’
United comparison an attack-minded midfield trio, with Fred and Andreas Pereira alongside Pogba, while Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly both started in a centre of counterclaim after Mourinho unsuccessful to land a new centre-back.