Jose Mourinho has revealed why he changed his Manchester United squad against FC Zorya Luhansk after their 4-1 victory over Leicester City.
Man United had one of their most convincing victories since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, but couldn’t field the same team as player rotation was vital.
His squad head into a Premier League clash against Stoke City on Sunday before heading into the international break.
Speaking before the game, Mourinho claimed he did not want to lose organisation.
“Obviously we need to rotate but at the same time we don’t want to lose the organisation that we try to have, so a bit of both,” he said.
“To be honest we have two matches in three days but after that is the national team period so we don’t have immediately seven matches in a row so the players are more than happy to be involved in the game again.”
Naming an unchanged team in the Europa League would have been risky on Mourinho’s part, but we could see the Leicester line-up against Stoke this weekend.
With Wayne Rooney on the bench and Zlatan Ibrahimovic becoming the only player to feature in all ten of Man United’s games this season, it’ll be interesting to see what Mourinho opts for.