Man Utd news: This is what Jose Mourinho had to say about Antonio Valencia’s hamstring injury
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has shed some light on the extent of Antonio Valencia’s hamstring injury.
Antonio Valencia picked up a hamstring injury against West Brom yesterday.
The wing-back was forced to withdraw on the 66th minute during the 2-1 win against West Brom yesterday.
He was replaced by Marcos Rojo when United were two goals up thanks to strikes from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard.
“No (I’m not worried about the injury), that’s football – especially football in England,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.
“Especially in December.
“It’s normal the players are getting into fatigue levels. They’re not machines.
“Sometimes it happens. He knew he was not going to play the next game against Bristol [City] – he knew that.
“He was asked for his last effort before that break but he couldn’t resist.
“But we have other players. Today, [Daley] Blind and [Matteo] Darmian were not even on the bench.
“We have players, we trust players and we are humble people to cope with these difficulties.”
Man Utd face Bristol City in the quarter-final of the EFL Cup on Wednesday (8pm).
They then return to league action away to Leicester on Saturday (7.45pm).