Manchester United’s injury list keeps getting bigger, and Jose Mourinho is now angry with his players. The Red Devils continue to miss a number of their first team stars at the moment, and the game against Swansea did not make it any better.
Centre-back Eric Bailly and full-back Luke Shaw were both withdrawn during the match, after the duo picked up some niggles.
The Englishman lasted less than 10 minutes before being replaced by Antonio Valencia, and Jose Mourinho did not miss a chance to warn his players. Speaking after the game, the Portuguese said that he expects Shaw’s injury to be really bad, as he was withdrawn at such an early stage of the game.
The youngster’s professionalism and ability to play through pain has already been questioned by Mourinho previously, and he now sounds much more fierce.
Speaking to the media when asked about Shaw’s injury, Jose said: “I don’t know about the injuries. I think Luke Shaw’s must be a big injury because to leave the pitch after 10 minutes I am expecting a very big injury.”
Eric Bailly was also subbed off during the game, and if he fails to recover in time, Manchester United might be without a recognised centre-back for their Europa League semi-final tie against Celta Vigo.
United failed to take all three points from the match, as Gylfi Sigurdsson’s sublime free-kick cancelled out Wayne Rooney’s penalty, and both teams ended up sharing the points on the night.
The Red Devils are now just a point off the fourth place in the Premier League table, but they face an injury crisis that can derail their campaign.
Written by Aakarsh Bommakanti
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