United sweating over Fellaini injury
“Fellaini, on top of his experience, he says it’s not a tear,” Mourinho told the club’s website (www.manutd.com).
“He says it was a minimal thing but minimal can be a big thing. Let’s wait for tomorrow but he needed to play.”
Mourinho said that he had to give the 29-year-old playing time to prepare him for the remaining two games as Fellaini missed United’s last three league games after picking up a red card in the Manchester derby in April.
“I couldn’t protect him as he needed to play. He didn’t play for three matches due to suspension.
“Players need not only to rest but also to play. He wasn’t playing a lot so he had to play today. I don’t blame myself or our decision,” Mourinho said.
Mourinho also said that defender Eric Bailly picked up a minor injury but was not too concerned about the 23-yearold who is ineligible for the Europa League final after being sent off in the semi-final. Reuters