Jose Mourinho glances ahead to Chelsea’s clash with Man United

Jose Mourinho says Chelsea 'will not cry' about their mounting injury problems

Martin Caparrotta
By Martin Caparrotta at Stamford Bridge

Jose Mourinho refused to be drawn into discussing Chelsea’s forthcoming trip to Manchester United, but insisted that he would not “cry” over his side’s injury troubles after watching them thrash Maribor.

The Chelsea boss is currently without Diego Costa due to a hamstring injury, while fellow striker Loic Remy limped off with a muscle problem after scoring the Blues’ opener in the 6-0 Champions League rout on Tuesday night.

Mourinho could be forced to start veteran forward Didier Drogba at Old Trafford on Sunday, but the Portuguese coach made a point not go into detail about this weekend’s showdown.

“I cannot speak about Man United,” said Mourinho. “I can speak about ourselves. We are playing well, we are getting good results.

“We don’t cry about injuries, it’s our philosophy. One injury means another opportunity for somebody else.

“We will prepare the game in the next four days to try to be at our best possible level against an opponent that obviously we respect very, very much.”

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