'We have a group of 23 to choose from'
Have you heard the latest update on injuries? The boss has provided a really detailed update...
Q: Do you have to ask for more from your players in these home games? JM: "For us, the team and of course we need points. Of course we need results.Of course we need performances because we also like good performances in the top of points and results. So it's up to us. We were playing well and getting good results until the end of the last period. Of course, we lost the last match, but I don't consider at all a bad performance, and of course, two weeks with a small group of players. Two weeks waiting for news; good news, bad news, from our boys in the national teams. Not time to work together, but we were in a good moment. We were in a good moment, we were playing well, so why not to stay the same? To improve? And to get good results because of course we need now to get points to jump in the position we are in in the championship. And next week, with the Champions League, of course we also need points against Young Boys." Q: Jose, a lot of players during the international break either missed games or looked to get injured during games. What is the news about Martial, Rashford, all those players? JM: "Martial stayed with us, he didn't go to the national team. The national team was aware of his problems and with their permission he stayed. He worked really hard on that, I like to call, pre-injury because problems in the pubis area and the muscles around it, they are a dangerous situation and he was in a pre-injury situation. He worked really hard with the staff, he's ready for tomorrow, he's going to play tomorrow. Is he ready, ready, to accumulate matches and play, for example, three in a row in the same week? I am not sure of that. But the most important match is the next and the next is tomorrow and Anthony's going to play tomorrow, the same with Fellaini. He also stayed, no national team, they also let him stay in spite of him playing ninety minutes against Manchester City, but he stayed and he really needed to stay and to prepare himself better after such an injury that he had before. So Marouane is also good. And the boys that were in the national teams; Rashford come with a little problem, but he's ready. Lukaku is ready, I would say ready with a little bit of a risk, but ready. And Paul, we knew that with this break he would recover from that small muscular injury. So we don't have players that I can say they are out of the game tomorrow. We have a huge 23 group to choose from tomorrow."