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Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Sports | By Jaime Goodwin

Mourinho: United gets no help from hectic schedule

Mourinho: United gets no help from hectic schedule

The Red Devils are in sixth place in the Premier League at the moment and could struggle to catch up with both Liverpool and Arsenal in the race for a top four spot.

Keane, a former captain and seven-time Premier League victor at United, was furious with Mourinho, saying the Portuguese tactician needed to embrace the demands of managing at Old Trafford.

With his side having to play its next match - a league game against Middlesbrough away from home - at midday local time on Sunday, Mourinho has blasted organisers for failing to do more to accommodate England's top-flight teams when they are competing in Europe. They don't care. There are other interests that are more important. In Portugal, every team that plays in Europe they play on the next Monday. So every country is doing that.

"It makes no sense (not to do it)".

"It's just utter nonsense what he's talking about. In my case I have Instagram, as my commercial partners felt it was good".

Juan Mata's second-half goal gave Man Utd a 1-0 victory over Rostov and a 2-1 win on aggregate to send them through to the Europa League quarter final.

Manchester United will play a third game in eight days tonight but Jose Mourinho insists his players' professionalism and dedication will help them overcome any physical fatigue when facing FC Rostov.

"It's as simple as that. Nobody can explain why we are playing at 12 o'clock".

"It will be good for the museum in the stadium and for us to play Champions League next season". We can not even sleep on Sunday morning.

However, the English Premier League (EPL) side had no reason to feel happy about their success, as midfielder Pogba was replaced by Marouane Fellaini due to an apparent hamstring injury early in the second half. "What matches? Man United reserves could've won that game".

However, the Netherlands global insists that he has no bitterness towards Mourinho or his old club in the wake of his move and says he opted to leave purely because of his lack of playing time.

"I consider myself the same player with more or less the same qualities as I always had", he said.

"Today, I saw the ball coming, I thought Ibra could touch the ball, he did it and I scored". "He gets millions; let him run". If he breaks, he breaks. Mourinho signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly at the start of the season and allowed midfielders Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin to leave the club in January.

"I would never have sold di Maria, Chicharito (Hernandez), Danny Welbeck - never, no chance", he said.

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