Injured Rooney may not start against Zorya, says Mourinho

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he has yet to decide whether or not Wayne Rooney starts against Zorya Luhansk.

Injured Rooney may not start against Zorya, says Mourinho

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (SEPTEMBER 28, 2016) (ITN – SEE ABOVE FOR RESTRICTIONS)

1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO, SAYING:

“So I was completely convinced of playing him tomorrow from the beginning with his situation in the last couple of days, I’m not sure if I do that because with the situation you create to him, I think he really can’t afford to have a performance that is not really good.”

STORY: Wayne Rooney may not start Manchester United’s Europa League match against Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk for his own protection as he is struggling with a back injury, manager Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday (September 28).

Mourinho dropped his captain to the bench for Saturday’s Premier League game against Leicester City following a series of lacklustre performances and United beat the champions 4-1.

He said he was still undecided whether a start for Rooney would be in his best interests.

“So I was completely convinced of playing him tomorrow from the beginning with his situation in the last couple of days, I’m not sure if I do that because with the situation you create to him, I think he really can’t afford to have a performance that is not really good,” he said.

United suffered a surprising 1-0 loss to Dutch side Feyenoord in their opening group game, and Mourinho said victory on Wednesday was crucial if they are to progress to the latter stages of the competition.

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