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Fellaini and Carrick out, Jose Mourinho confirms Manchester United squad vs. CSKA Moscow


Manchester United are a real problem in midfield as they look ahead to playing CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Premier League giants were already without Paul Pogba, who is expected to be out for a couple of weeks still, but the Red Devils boss has revealed that Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick will miss their UCL fixture against the Russian outfit tonight as well.

Speaking to the media ahead of the clash, the Portuguese boss lamented on the fact that there's not much comfort in terms of alternative options.


 “We don’t have Fellaini, we don’t have Pogba, we don’t have Carrick," he explained. "They are all missing for this match.

“So the solutions are not many, but we try not to focus on individual battles or in specific areas on the pitch.

“We try to focus on the globality and we try to have a team with quality, balance, to try and win the match, which is our objective.”

Fellaini had an ankle injury in the United's 1-0 win against Southampton on the weekend, and is very likely to miss the Red Devils' epl fixture against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

“It could be a much worse situation, but in a moment where we don’t have Pogba and Carrick, Marouane becomes even more important than he always is," the manager added.

“Not to be here tomorrow is a difficult situation for us. I expect Fellaini not to be out for a long time. After Crystal Palace there is an international break.

“Belgium was the first team to qualify, so no pressure for a special big match with Belgium. Hopefully he’ll be back for us.”

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