Didier Drogba can be key man against Man United, says Jose Mourinho
Didier Drogba can be the key man at Old Trafford, says Jose Mourinho
Didier Drogba can play a key role for Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday, according to Jose Mourinho.
The Chelsea manager is facing a selection headache with Diego Costa not fully fit after a hamstring strain and virus, whilst Loic Remy is sidelined until next month.
Mourinho, therefore, may have to turn to the 36-year-old striker for the clash against Manchester United, despite the Ivorian failing to complete 90 minutes this season.
But the Portuguese is confident that Drogba can still have an impact against Louis van Gaal’s side, adding that veteran has the experience to play a key role.
“He can play a key role, but we have to build the profile of that key role,” Mourinho is quoted as saying by London24.
“A key role can be to be there when the team needs a player to be there. For this Didier was always a fantastic example of a team player, of a club man, of a dressing room man.
“A key role is not for sure to play 50 matches in a season or to play every two, three days, 90 minutes of each game. At the age of 36, after so many years of experience he has even better conditions to be a key man.”