Man Utd Champions League News: Mourinho: If it is not better, I walk!


Chaos on the roads has seen the Red Devils fined for recent delays and the chief hopes that another change of pre-game excavations will avoid a repeat

Man Utd Jose Mourinho joked that although he moved to a hotel? A few meters? Old Trafford, will still walk to the stadium if the traffic is bad.

Man Utd has been banned by traffic on numerous occasions in this campaign, first coming late to the Champions League clash with Valencia, for which the club was fined € 15,000 by UEFA.

Having changed long ago from Lowry, the Hilton Gardens made little difference, with the Portuguese boss admitting before another continental showdown, this time with Juventus, who walked half a mile through the fans to reach the stadium in Tempo.

Changing hotels once again to visit Young Boys on Tuesday, the 55-year-old hopes to avoid a hat-trick of delays.

"We decided to move hotels," Mourinho told reporters. "We are not coming from the center of the city. We are staying in a hotel a few meters away.

"The information is much better than the last time. If not better I walk!"

Turning to more serious matters, United's boss posted an update on the injury status of the players before Tuesday's action in Europe – and not good news for Victor Lindelof, who suffered a muscle injury during a shift with Sweden. The scoreless draw at home Saturday with Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

The central defender has been holder of United this semester, baptized with the titular team of Mourinho in 11 matches of Premier League and in three games of the Champions League.

But the Portuguese will need to find an alternative for the 24-year-old as he is expected to miss Tuesday's Champions League home game against the Young Boys and may be unavailable for several weeks.

"He will be out for a long time," Mourinho told a news conference on Monday.

"An injury – a proper injury – that will keep you off for a while.

"If we have it for Christmas, when we need as many as possible, it will be good."

United also do not have Argentina, Marcos Rojo, for the visit of Young Boys.

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"We have [Eric] Bailly and [Phil] Jones, "Mourinho said.

"Marcos Rojo has some minor injuries and Victor an injury, a proper injury.

"So Jones, Smalling and Bailly are the three of us."


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