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Why Mourinho Blames National Teams For Injury Woes

Amuda Segun



Manchester United manager Jose has blamed the national sides for his side’s injury woes as he prepares to face Merseyside club Everton in a Premier League meeting on Sunday evening.

Mourinho, 55, pointed this out during his pre-match press conference ahead of the game and that some of the national teams didn’t handle the players professionally when they got injured while they were on international duty.

The Portuguese tactician also added that the injured players were not sent back on time for them to begin their recovery process.

Jose Mourinho explained how he had to face the recent games against Chelsea (Premier League) and Juventus (Champions League) without the injured players.

According to him, young right-back Diogo Dalot suffered an injury with Portugal and that he lost Marouane Fellaini to injury sustained while he was with the Belgium team.

Alexis Sanchez and Scott McTominay also got injured while they were on international duty with Chile and Scotland respectively.

Mourinho complained profusely after the national teams of the aforementioned quartet refused to send them back to the club early.

The duo of Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic were sent back early by England and Serbia respectively and have since recovered from their various injuries.

The two players were in action for the Red Devils in the games against Chelsea and Juventus.

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