Jose Mourinho has stated he is totally against friendlies after seeing two of his players, Phil Jones and Chris Small in pick up injuries on duty for England.
Both central defenders were injured while on worldwide duty with England over the last fortnight, with Smalling actually injuring Jones with a tackle that left his teammate with a suspected broken toe during a training session last week, before suffering a knee injury himself a few days later.
"But mid-season friendly matches mixed with qualification matches, I don't think that makes sense", Mourinho told Soccer Saturday.
But Mourinho has major selection concerns with Smalling and Jones joining Paul Pogba missing through injury while Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ander Herrera are both suspended.
"I think clearly the two English boys are long-term injuries and Pogba I have no idea".
Key players Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will also have to watch the game sitting on the bench.
Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho is not happy with global friendlies after losing out its key players to injuries.
With 13 United players involved in global games over the past week, Mourinho said his side were at a disadvantage against eighth-placed West Bromwich Albion when the teams meet in the Premier League tomorrow.
The Germany World Cup victor, who joined United in 2015, trained with the reserves following Mourinho's arrival in the summer, but was brought back into the first team in late October.
Smalling - who played 84 minutes against Germany last Wednesday - has an injury to his knee, and was pictured earlier this week walking around in a knee brace.
"But I repeat they're not important".
"If you compare our situation with our opponents, West Bromwich Albion, only one player on worldwide duty", the Portuguese added. "That's the way we have to think, we can not be here crying or speaking about the players that are not available to play", the Portuguese said. "It is going to be hard".