Man United played their penultimate Premier League game of the season against Southampton last night. The highlight of the game of the game was not the scoreline, which is insignificant, but the injury picked up by Juan Mata.
This season has been particularly bad for Man United who will certainly end the season with fewer Premier League wins than previous terms even before the era of Sir Alex Ferguson (1991). However, Mourinho has blamed his heavy fixtures for the number of injuries suffered by his team and their place on the table.
Juan Mata had missed a couple of games in the second half of this season following a calf injury lay off. He returned to the Red devils side earlier this month but has been struggling to make any impact. He was selected for the Southampton game last night but was substituted in the second half and was seen with the Club’s physio in the dress room, per report.
Man United have a Europa Cup final game against Ajax next week and Mourinho cannot afford have to have an unfit squad as they look to win the trophy and return to the Champions League. Fellaini was also taken off the game and was sent to the tunnel.
The aforementioned players have been pivotal to Man United run in the Europa League and it will be a massive blow for the Red Devils if they are ruled out of action as their Champions League qualification is dependent of their conquest of the Europa League.