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If three of the so-called Top Six as defined by wage bill, not league position had not lost this past weekend while another two were held to draws, we'd probably be focusing a little more closely on Manchester City and their defeat at Stoke. Across all competitions, they've taken seven of a possible 18 points. And those came thanks to a draw against bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa, a home win over Southampton and another home win in the League Cup against Hull City a club who -- justifiably -- are far more preoccupied with their promotion push. Man City haven't always played badly, though they were poor against Stoke in Saturday's defeat and downright awful in the hammering at the hands of Liverpool. Many have them as title favorites on the basis that this is supposedly the best squad in the Premier League -- it probably is -- and those believers chalk the poor up to the fact that David Silva, Vincent Kompany, Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure, arguably City's four most important players, have played just of a possible minutes during that stretch. It's a fair way of reading it.
Mourinho said he took every available first-team player to Huddersfield Town for the FA Cup fifth-round tie on Saturday and was forced to supplement the squad with youngsters Ethan Hamilton and Angel Gomes. I brought two kids that played on Friday 90 minutes [for the unders] because I don't have another player, so we arrive at this crucial moment with some problems.
Mourinho is hopeful Rashford, Herrera and Valencia will recover in time to make the trip to Spain on Tuesday. The squad is scheduled to train at Carrington on Tuesday morning before flying out in the afternoon.
However, the United manager admitted Jones and Rojo are unlikely to be fit, leaving Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly, who returned against Huddersfield after three and a half months out with an ankle problem, as his only fit senior centre-backs. I believe so," Mourinho said. United will hope earn a positive result in Spain this week ahead of the second leg at Old Trafford on March The meeting with Chelsea four days later has also taken on greater ificance after two defeats in United's last three Premier League games.
Victory for Antonio Conte's side would move them level on points with United with just 10 games remaining.
We know it is a very difficult match but we go for it. Mourinho concerned about United fitness.
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