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Mourinho: Man Utd Weaker Without This Star

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United Weaker Without This Star

By Keegan Kruger - Sep 12, 2017 02:58 PM @KeeganKruger

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho claims his first team squad is "weaker" without the presence of one of his stars.

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Speaking to the media ahead of his side's UEFA Champions League match against Basel on Tuesday night, the Portuguese tactician explained to reporters just how important Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini is to him.

"He's an important player for me – a lot more valuable than you can imagine," Mourinho said, as quoted by ESPN.

"I feel weaker without Fellaini in my squad, doesn't matter if it's on the pitch or on the bench. If his conditions are improved, he will be selected, I need him."

The former Everton star missed the reigning Europa League champions' league match against Stoke City on the weekend, and is a doubt for his side's 2017/18 Champions League opener.

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The 29-year-old midfielder moved to Old Trafford in 2013, and has since become a crucial member of Mourinho's first-team squad.

Are you surprised at how much the former Chelsea boss rates Fellaini? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Warras4khosi Sep 12, 2017 09:52 PM
Hahahaha
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briii Joined: 22 Aug 2015
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briii Sep 12, 2017 07:04 PM
Tell Pogba to stop bouncing around the pitch n play football, costing the team
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Duke two Sep 12, 2017 07:02 PM
I'm not surprised,cause he likes Robots that he can remote control.That's Mourinho for you.
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Golden Boots Sep 12, 2017 06:21 PM
These cows are weak period!
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Dumisani@in.com Sep 12, 2017 05:38 PM
Yoooh Jose??
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Taribo_Lito Sep 12, 2017 04:04 PM
Now truth be told the guy has been very effective for the team. This I spotted under LVG that when you use him more as an attacker he can be a danger for opposition defenders. Jose at first used him as an anchor and expected him to hold the midfield of which he couldn't do that because defensive he is very lazy, he reacts very late due to his lazyness. But Jose has then realized Fellaini's strength and right now he has been used in more effective sections of the field
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THE NK Sep 12, 2017 03:26 PM
Wow really now????

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