United sweat­ing over Fel­laini in­jury

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mus­cle prob­lem.

“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

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