Manchester United is one of several teams that can seal their place in the last 16 in the Champions League on Tuesday. The red devils must beat the young boys and hope Valencia will not beat Juventus in Turin.
On the threshold of the match against the Swiss champion Jose Mourinho complained about the time lost by Crystal Palace players last Saturday. So this does not happen again, the Portuguese coach has left a request to his players.
"I want the team to be strong, not to react, but to be proactive. The fans and you [jornalistas] should think it was me who asked them to start the games slowly, with little intensity. That was just the opposite. I want them to come strong and look for the goal from the first minute, "he said at a press conference, refusing to explain Manchester United's lack of regularity.
Given that players feel more pressure to play at Old Trafford, Mourinho replied peremptorily.
"There would be a lack of respect for supporters to say they would not play at home. I prefer to play at our stadium." More pressure? Everyone who feels stressed to stay home and watch the game on television, "he shot .
José Mourinho revealed that Lindelof will be out for a good period. The Swedish international was injured in the match against Crystal Palace last Saturday.
"Lindelof will be out for a while. We have Bailly and Jones, together with Smalling. Rojo has a minor injury," he confirmed and set the stop time.
"He's going to graduate tomorrow, but from the medical department's experience and from the feel of the player, it's a muscular problem, which takes time until it becomes available again."