United midfielder Pogba will miss the Premier League fixture, plus France's forthcoming matches against Luxembourg and Spain, with a hamstring problem sustained during Thursday's 1-0 Europa League victory over Rostov.
But having played Chelsea in the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge last Monday, Mourinho's side now travel to Middlesbrough in the league which has been scheduled for a 12pm kick-off tomorrow. Why do we have to listen to that garbage? It's just a little bit of common sense, if they want, or if they're happy that we have one English club in the Europa League and one English club in the Champions League.
Mourinho says he has encouraged Ferguson, who has attempted to keep a low profile at the club since his retirement, to feel free to spend more time with the playing squad. Some good draws, home draws. Yet there's no denying how big a blow it would be for a club promoted last summer to fall straight out of England's top flight after just one season. He can't deal with these demands at the match - what matches? What matches? Man United reserves could have won that game tonight.
"I did not think it was a amusing situation".
Defender Marcos Rojo was seen eating a banana to increase his energy levels.
"That was easier than a training session - 11 v 11 on the training pitch, that was easier than that".
"He's talking about the player collapsing", Keane said. "What rubbish", Keane fumed.
The second Manchester Derby of the season was originally due to be played at the end of February, but had to be postponed due to United's EFL Cup Final appearance against Southampton.
The Europa League Round of 16 second leg at Old Trafford comes only 72 hours after United put in a courageous and tireless shift in the narrow Emirates FA Cup defeat to Chelsea. He's angry at the Boro players who got his mate Aitor Karanka sacked.
"Leaving Manchester United? That was not complicated".
In an apparent reference to United's domestic fixture schedulers, Mourinho complained: "We have lots of enemies. I still think we can win a lot of games and get into the third or fourth positions", he said.
"We thought it was really hard". Boro will also be fighting for their right to stay in the Premier League, with the club mired in the relegation places, second from bottom and three points short of safety.
"I train every day and Mourinho has given me a fantastic programme".