Jose Mourinho Refers to United's October Schedule as "Poisoned Gift"

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30 September, 2016

Mourinho also confirmed on Wednesday that striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be starting the clash at Old Trafford.

What sparked controversy was who Scholes named as his "big teams".

"Well, we could play Liverpool on the Saturday, we could play Liverpool on the Sunday", he said.

Luke Shaw is also missing due to illness but Anthony Martial is available for selection after recovering from a minor calf/ankle problem that kept him out of the Leicester victory. The Dutch winger has been reduced to appearances in the Europa League and EFL Cup, and a strong showing if given a chance could give him a lifeline.

- Including qualifiers, Zorya are without a win in four European games (D1 L3), their longest run without a win in European competition.

Beaten 1-0 at Feyenoord in their Group A opener, Jose Mourinho's side struggled to break down their unadventurous Ukrainian opponents until the introduction from the bench of Wayne Rooney.

Mourinho said that Rooney, who has been dealing with a back injury in training, needs a good performance but appeared to blame the pressure on his captain on media scrutiny. "He didn't train yesterday, he did just a little bit of the session on Monday", the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager stressed. "If we don't win, we have four matches and I would say we'd have to win all the last four matches, which is hard so I think tomorrow is very important that we win the game".

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"So I was completely convinced of playing him tomorrow from the beginning".

Manager Jose Mourinho added: "It was hard, we had chances in the first half but we didn't take them and they were organised with people behind the ball".

"So we proved to win matches in the Europa League we need to be good, we need to play seriously because they are good teams".

An equaliser was never likely as United closed out the match easily to record back-to-back wins following Saturday's crushing 4-1 victory over Leicester.

Jose Mourinho flew into a fit of rage towards Manchester United coach Giovanni Cerra after Paul Pogba was handed incorrect instructions before the win against Zorya Luhansk on Thursday. "I think a lot of the guys were watching the game".

"The important thing is to create chances and be focused for when the chance came - and when it came it went in".


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