Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has insisted that Romelu Lukaku will not be fazed by the prospect of coming up against his former club when the Red Devils welcome Everton to Old Trafford on Sunday.
Rooney is set to play against the side for which scored a record 253 goals and his former manager is in no doubt regarding how the Liverpudlian should be greeted.
"I think his experiences over the past two seasons will definitely help him mentally", Saha told BetStars.
"I just know that it's a muscular injury, he's out for the weekend match, that's the only match I'm thinking about".
Rooney claimed five Premier League titles and each of the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup once in a 13-year stint at United and Mourinho, who described the 31-year-old as a "real legend", expects him to receive a warm welcome from the home crowd. Mourinho has played a back four since the first game of the season, and he is expected to stick to it with Valencia at the right-back, Bailly and Phil Jones at the Centre while Matteo Darmian is expected to remain at left-back.
"But I don't put any pressure on a player over that. And when they're a legend they deserve that freedom of choice".
Mourinho and his medical staff believe this decision has led to Pogba aggravating the injury.
"We have players and we have players waiting for an opportunity", he said.
The match will be played at Old Trafford, where United have been unbeatable this season. And I can name more players who are not performing and that are struggling.
But Pogba dismissed that advice and has been receiving treatment from a personal trainer. "That's football. Squads are there to try to cope with this kind of situations".
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo, and Luke Shaw will miss out for the hosts while Paul Pogba will also be absent after suffering a hamstring injury in the midweek Champions League game.
"Everything went really well but he is not even training with the group in a normal session". "He's just doing parts of it".
"I think this Premier League is much more defensive-minded, and much more hard".