FA left us in the dark over Jones' injections, says angry Mourinho

The Frenchman, who had missed 12 games with a hamstring injury, returned to the starting XI against Newcastle United and produced a galvanising display that helped Man United net four goals for the first time since September.

"The more that we are fit to play the better for everyone".

Jose Mourinho aimed a fresh swipe at England after claiming Manchester United were not informed about Phil Jones' pain-killing injections.

The likes of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcus Rojo marked their return, but a certain Henrikh Mkhitaryan had to watch his side from the stands as he was not even named in the matchday squad. But at least I respect the effort of trying to make a positive pitch after it being so bad in the playoffs in the national team.

Mourinho told a press conference at St Jakob-Park on Tuesday: "I think it's a conversation between doctors. Jones won't play tomorrow and won't play at the weekend either, so you can say that it is a proper injury".

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And Martial retains his spot after scoring in Saturday's 4-1 Premier League win over Newcastle, with only Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling backing up with consecutive starts. The story is always the same.

"Pogba's such a huge player in terms of creativity".

"In this moment, we have Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay". The local injections before the match, we were not informed (about). "But you don't play for one of the biggest clubs in the world for as long as I have and win every trophy bar the Champions League without being able to do everything a top defender needs to do, be it playing or defending".

"The answer is very simple - until the worldwide board change the rules, I can only start with 11!"