Jose Mourinho admits he is ‘hurt’ by this Man United situation

Jose Mourinho admits that he does not enjoy having to leave Manchester United players out of his squads

Jose Mourinho has admitted that it “hurts” him to leave certain players out of his Manchester United side this season.

The Red Devils returned to winning ways on Wednesday when they secured a 4-1 victory over West Ham United to book their place in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup.

Manchester United have been struggling to find consistent form in the Premier League, with the Red Devils currently trailing leaders Chelsea by 11 points.

Mourinho opted not to include Memphis Depay or Ashley Young in his United squad for Wednesday’s cup win.

However, the Portuguese coach admits that he is not happy about the selection headache he currently has.

Speaking to United’s website after Wednesday’s win, Mourinho said: “It hurts me, it hurts me. It hurts me a lot to leave [Memphis] Depay and Ashley Young at home.

“It hurts me a lot like last week, when I had to leave out Martial, and next week I’ll leave another one.

“We have so many players for these positions and it’s good for me but it’s bad for them.

“Football players want to play matches and I cannot give to everyone at the same time, so it hurts me.”

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Manchester United finished in fifth place and won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal last season before Mourinho’s appointment back in May.

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