Jose Mourinho provides fitness update and talks about his club’s chances at Anderlecht in an interview before the game.
Red Devils’ skipper Wayne Rooney has not been a part of the squad for United in the last two games and he is also not a part of the squad that traveled to Belgium.
Speaking to the media, he provided a fitness update and refused to rule him out for the game against Chelsea at the weekend.
“He is not happy with his condition. He’s trying to work, which he does, but he’s not confident, he’s not happy,” Mourinho told reporters.
“He has bad feelings with his ankle and he’s not ready to play. Let’s see for the weekend, let’s see for next week. We don’t have many players and need everyone to try to be available. For tomorrow, no.”
The manager also confirmed that full-back Antonio Valencia, who picked up an injury recently, is fit for the clash against Anderlecht.
In his interview, Mourinho also said that Anderlecht are a good team and that they have respect from the Old Trafford camp ahead of this tie.
“They are a good team and have a certain way of playing, adapted to the qualities of their players.
“They play well, press well and have talented players. I think we have to play at our best level,” he added.
He also went on to reveal that his side will fight for the Europa League and will also do their best to get into the top four in the domestic league.
“We still have two open doors and my feeling is that we are really going to fight in both competitions,” he said.
“Honestly, I have a special feeling with the Europa League; it’s a competition we can win.
“It can give us the same as the top four, which is to play Champions League, but it can give us a title. But we are going to give everything, domestically and in Europe, to reach the Champions League,” Mourinho added.