JOSE MOURINHO admits he has no thought how lengthy Antonio Valencia will probably be out for after struggling a hamstring damage.
Manchester United’s devastated stand-in captain got here off 66 minutes into their 2-1 win at West Brom holding his leg.
Boss Mourinho insisted the Ecuador right-back, 32, has a “regular” drawback resulting from United’s packed fixture record.
He mentioned: “It’s a December damage. Everyone seems to be in danger due to the buildup. It’s regular.
“It’s an damage of accumulation of fatigue. It’s a muscular one. Hamstring. Massive, small, medium, I do not know.”
When requested how lengthy Valencia will seemingly be out for, he mentioned: “Let’s wait. I feel he’s an skilled man to not let it go to troublesome limits. However it’s an damage of fatigue.
“Everybody within the Premier League particularly those in additional accumulation of cups, European cups, they’re in danger.”
Mourinho’s males are desperately skinny on the correct aspect of defence, with no automated replacements for Valencia.
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Versatile Ashley Younger might fill in on the correct flank, with Luke Shaw returning to the fold at left-back.
Full-back Matteo Darmian – who was not included in at this time’s match day squad – is another choice.
United have been hit with a minor damage disaster heading into the Christmas interval.
Centre-back Eric Bailly is out for 3 months with an ankle damage and midfielder Marouane Fellaini’s knee KO is predicted to maintain him out till January.
However Mourinho will probably be delighted to have £89million midfield ace Paul Pogba again in his squad for Tuesday’s Premier League journey to Leicester.
The France star was given a three-match ban for a careless stamp on Hector Bellerin’s leg throughout United’s Three-1 win at Arsenal this month.
Regardless of dropping the skilled Valencia on the Hawthorns, the Purple Devils picked up three factors to stay second within the desk, 11 factors behind leaders Manchester Metropolis.
Objectives from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard sealed the victory, with Gareth Barry managing only a comfort.
Mourinho mentioned: “I feel we deserved the win. We had been the most effective workforce. I knew and the gamers knew that West Brom could be very harmful on set-pieces.
“We managed the sport for an extended, very long time, then supervisor Alan Pardew reacts. We had just a few probabilities to kill the sport however I knew they might react.
“The depth within the first half perhaps we did not have within the second half.”