Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is are in the middle of an injury crisis with nine players are likely to miss Liverpool clash.
The Red Devils will travel to Anfield on Sunday evening where they will take on their fierce rivals in their Premier League showdown.
Meanwhile, players like Alexis Sanchez, Victor Lindelof, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Matteo Darmian, Anthony Martial, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay are all doubtful for this weekend’s clash.
United lost to Valencia on Wednesday on Wednesday night in their final Champions League group stage game.
“The only two players were fit to play but didn’t travel was De Gea and Matic,” the Portuguese boss said.
“Apart from that, all of them was not a choice. It was because they were with problems. So we took to Valencia the possible team, apart from De Gea and Matic. Both had a reason to stay.”
“De Gea has played every minute and needed a mental rest. Matic has played every minute and needed a physical rest.”
“I hope that between now and tomorrow’s training session we can have some positive news. But the situation is not easy.”
The former Chelsea manager has insisted that he hoped some of the doubts would be available to play but a decision wouldn’t be made until Saturday.
Mourinho added: “The latest is to tell you again that in Valencia only De Gea and Matic were available to play and didn’t travel by decision apart of that the players that didn’t travel were not fit to play in Valencia, all of them had injuries and they were not ready.”
“All of them didn’t train yesterday again and today they will be a little, I don’t want to say test, but a little introduction to training to see the answer, adaptation and to see if we can increase a little bit tomorrow to have them for Sunday.”
“But for sure, I hope, is better not to say for sure, I hope some will be available but for sure some will not be.”