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Man United midfield injuries won't affect quality - Mourinho

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 00:50

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says his team will deliver a quality performance against CSKA Moscow despite their midfield shortages.

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SHOWS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA (SEPTEMBER 26, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER, JOSE MOURINHO, SAYING: "We don't have Fellaini, we don't have Pogba, we don't have Carrick. So all three midfield players we lose for this match. The solutions are not many. We try not to focus on individual battles or specific areas on the pitch. We try to focus on the globality (bigger picture). And we are going to have a team with quality, with balance." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER, JOSE MOURINHO, SAYING: "I don't like to speak about opponents. If I speak good, I motivate them. If I speak bad, I motivate them." STORY: The absence of key midfielders due to injury will have no impact on the Manchester United team's quality in their Champions League match against CSKA Moscow, manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday (September 26). United will be without Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick, leaving Mourinho with Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera as the only experienced central midfielders available for the game on Wednesday (September 27). United, unbeaten this season and level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, started their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win over Basel at Old Trafford. CSKA beat Benfica 2-1 in Lisbon in their opening Champions League match and lie fourth in the Russian Premier League with six wins from 11 games.

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Man United midfield injuries won't affect quality - Mourinho

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 00:50