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Mourinho Jokes He Might Have To Play For Manchester United

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Updated April 28, 2017

Jose Mourinho Jokes He Might Have To Play For Manchester UnitedCoach Jose Mourinho says he might have to pick himself at centre-back when Manchester United play Swansea City over the weekend.

United may be forced to play 19-year-old academy graduate Axel Tuanzebe, with Eric Bailly or Daley Blind, the only fit centre-halves due to the absence of injured Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo.

Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are all out as well, while Tim Fosu-Mensah hurt his calf after coming off the bench in Thursday’s goalless draw against Manchester City.

“I am also training hard in the gym so I can be an option also – Mourinho and Tuanzebe against Swansea!

“In this moment, Eric is the only option we have – it’s Axel, Eric and Daley [Blind]. I think Eric and Daley played again absolutely amazing [against City].

“I have to speak with them and see how they are and see how they feel,” Mourinho told manutd.com.

He also suggested that Marouane Fellaini’s suspension could see a temporary return to the midfield for Wayne Rooney.