Mourinho confirms two players to miss Wolves clash through injury

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GETTY Man Utd have had their Champions League hopes dashed by Rio Ferdinand

"You know, probably some fear injuries. None of those things are part of us, we go there as ourselves to compete".

"You see the level of the teams - you see the Liverpool squad, City squad, Chelsea squad, Tottenham squad, Arsenal improving". Rojo did play for the U23's last week but is still not ready for first team action just yet.

"I truly believe Mourinho was the first manager that opened the door for all of us that came after", he said.

Souness, who has repeatedly criticised Pogba during the France international's time at Old Trafford, was again scathing in his assessment of Pogba, despite his excellent display in Europe's premier club competition.

Before the game, Mourinho had urged his team to follow the example of Swiss tennis great Roger Federer and show they were capable of winning on different surfaces.

'But I think the work in Wolves is good because it's not just about the Portuguese influence - Portuguese manager, staff and players - it's also about getting the right ones.

Pressed on whether the 29-year-old needed to raise his game. "Because Martial played 90 minutes (on Wednesday) and Sanchez played zero".

"It's a good team - fantastic players, fantastic manager".

It seemed to me that the City players were waiting for his instructions, they needed a kick up the backside to go and take the next step in the game. The Centre-back hasn't featured for Manchester United this term.

The 27-year-old Mexican global netted the victor - and his second goal of the season - against Burnley last weekend, marking back-to-back victories for Wolves in the Premier League.

"I think the team is more compact, more solid, the spirit, the co-operation, the empathy, the communication, all of that has improved in the team and good results bring confidence and I think we're improving as a team".

'Football is a little bit like this.

"Very far from the problems that a team normally has coming from the Championship".

With the arrival of Naby Keita and Fabinho during the summer transfer window, many expected Milner to play a limited role this season but he is one of the first names on the team sheet.

"It's more about the moment and the momentum, like you like to call it, is very important in the positive and negative way".

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