The former Chelsea boss was reportedly calm and singled out two of his Man United players for special praise. When you get close to a lad and he decides to move on then you realise there's no changing his mind, that's when you say, "Let's help him".
"All of them (who missed Tuesday's Champions League 1-0 loss to Juventus) were in their national teams", said Mourinho in his press conference ahead of Sunday's home Premier League clash with Everton.
Mourinho felt he had one hand tied behind his back before last weekend's 2-2 Premier League draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge due to the walking wounded he claims returns from the worldwide break. They need great players, great movements, creative football to identify themselves to a player or a team.
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One photo showed the son, Salah, looking ashen-faced and shaking hands with Mohammed as a video cameraman stood in the background. Another team went to the consulate and removed the hard disk from its security camera, he said.
United are also sweating on the fitness of Scott McTominay, Marouane Fellaini and Diogo Dalot, while Jesse Lingard remains a doubt. "As Jose Mourinho said, he's working very hard for the team, but this might actually be working against the striker", the Bulgarian told Betfair. But some of them wouldn't and kept the players and we didn't even know the dimension and nature of injuries. Dele Alli set to extend his current deal beyond 2022 in return for a significant pay rise, with his continuing injury problems not standing in the way of negotiations.
"And I didn't think, given the dynamic of the game, it would have been appropriate to put him on".
Lukaku has gone eight games without scoring and has only managed four goals in 13 appearances this season.
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Los Angeles was without Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram for their roles in an altercation with the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.
"Then he came back and was injured again and he is the kind of player that needs to be really really sharp", he added.
'Incredible investment, ' said Mourinho when asked about Everton. You have to respect them but play our game. They have won only one of their last seven matches in all competitions and the pressure is on at Old Trafford. Finding a club willing to match these finances, however, may prove hard.
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He added that the 18 people arrested in Saudi Arabia in relation to the killing matches Turkish intelligence on the matter. The president said: "There should have never been an execution or a cover-up, because it should have never happened".