Mourinho hopes Fellaini recovers in 2 weeks for Man United

Wednesday, 27 Sep, 2017

With Paul Pogba out with a hamstring injury, Fellaini had emerged as Mourinho's go-to man in central midfield, with the United boss having placed his faith and trust in the Belgium worldwide.

That said, injuries are mounting up for the Red Devils, particularly in central midfield as Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick are all missing for United's trip to CSKA. Late in the first half, Saints striker Shane Long appeared to stomp on the back of Fellaini's left heel.

Long was lucky to escape a red card, and although Fellaini managed to play on through the pain, he is not fit to face CSKA and has been left behind in Manchester for treatment as a outcome.

As for CSKA Moscow, they pulled off arguably the result of round one of the competition, winning 2-1 away at Benfica. "The solutions are not many", Mourinho said.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has suggested that Jose Mourinho has ditched last season's tactic of publicly criticising his Manchester United players.

"There is no camera for Craig and he made that decision", added Mourinho.

"We try to focus on the globality and we try to have a team with quality, balance, to try and win the match, which is our objective".

"The characteristic of a great club is that if you lose some strong players you can substitute for these absences with other strong players", Goncharenko continued.

Liverpool and Manchester United supporters have been warned they face "a long stay in Russia" should trouble occur at their Champions League fixtures in Moscow this week.

"If the opponent has moments of superiority we have to be humble like we were against Southampton and cope with the hard moments of the game.

Moscow is a lovely city and every time I come here it looks better and better and I have to say that this is the best CSKA team I have faced". "I have started very well and will do my best to carry on".