Manchester United Football Club put together a routine victory at home to Reading in the FA Cup earlier today, with Jose Mourinho’s men running out 4-0 winners. Progression into the fourth round has been sealed, but it did come at a price…
Midway through the first half, Marcos Rojo seemed to go down with some sort of injury, and now Jose Mourinho has had his say on it, and he admitted he is afraid because it’s a muscle problem; which can be quite serious.
“I don’t know [what the damage is]. We have to wait a little bit. A muscle is a muscle and you’re always afraid of it but let’s see what is going on.” Jose Mourinho told MUTV.
“It would be so important for us to keep our central defenders fit for the month of January. But I prefer to wait. Chris Smalling and Phil Jones did a very good job for us.”
It does make you somewhat concerned, because the Argentinian has been brilliant since Jose Mourinho took charge, and has turned into a real mainstay at the heart of our defence. The partnership he had begun to form with Phil Jones looked impenetrable at times, and credit has to go to him for that.
Hopefully, this injury issue isn’t anything too serious and the 26-year-old isn’t out for too long; particularly with Liverpool at home on the horizon.
Suddenly, we look rather short in that department, particularly with Eric Bailly’s commitments to the African Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast.