Mourinho: United gets no help from hectic schedule

Mar 20, 2017, 00:35
Mourinho: United gets no help from hectic schedule

United also suffered two injuries, losing Paul Pogba early on with what seemed to be a hamstring pull, and Daley Blind in the second half after a knock to the face.

Speaking on ITV, Keane said: "I've never heard so much rubbish in my life".

The Riverside Stadium showdown kicks off at 12:00 (GMT) on Sunday, with TV coverage in the United Kingdom getting underway at 11:00 (GMT) on BT Sport 1. "Whoever decided the Monday and Sunday games probably thinks the same way".

He has also criticised the Premier League for ordering the match at Middlesbrough to kick-off at 1200 GMT, again to suit the demands of television, arguing that a later kick-off on Sunday would have given his players a crucial extra few hours to rest.

Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live coverage of this vital game between Manchester United vs Middlesbrough live as both sides need a win for their respective objectives this season. They don't give an "S" about English teams in Europe. This never happens here, and it makes no sense. Or we should play the last match on Sunday.

"I think he deserves respect, I think his family deserve respect". But with a little common sense things could be better for everyone.

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"We should be the last team to play in the weekend - it is as simple as that". I don't ask for me, I ask for everyone.

"If they are happy that we have one English club in the Europa League and one English club in the Champions League: wow".

Home side 'Boro need three points as they look to avoid immediate relegation from the Premier League, while the visitors will want to finally win rather than draw with a top four finish the aim now for José Mourinho's side.

But Mourinho believes such adversity can bring United - and supporters - closer together. "I don't go to Chelsea with a Nicky Butt team [Under-23s] like Manchester City did previous year". "It is not just Chelsea and Liverpool any more; Arsenal, Tottenham and City are all out too".

Cape Town - Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has ripped into Jose Mourinho's constant complaints over a congested fixture list saying "I'm sick to death of him".

"Of course it was an accumulation of fatigue", Mourinho said. "Even a physical monster like him felt it". Those games are likely to be played on or around April 26 and May 17, but no dates have yet been announced.