Mourinho: Lukaku can't rest until Ibrahimovic returns

Mourinho: Lukaku can't rest until Ibrahimovic returns

Romelu Lukaku will have to cope with Manchester United's relentless fixture schedule as Jose Mourinho can not afford to rest him until Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns from injury.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Mourinho said: "He's injured, he cannot play tomorrow and it's not an injury that I can have the hope I have with (Antonio) Valencia or (Phil) Jones". They will be taking on Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday, who are now languishing at the last position in the table.

"I have the hope to see them in training".

Roberto Martinez's Red Devils have already qualified for the World Cup so it might be a chance to take things easy on Lukaku, whose role for Mourinho's Red Devils will be far more important until Ibrahimovic returns from his long-term knee injury.

On Saturday, there was a feeling of inevitability about a United win before the game had even started and it only grew within three minutes when Juan Mata slotted home after great work down the left by Marcus Rashford.

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Mourinho suggested Fellaini was benefiting from his management more than he had done under his predecessors at Old Trafford.

"Liverpool are luckier than us, they play Tuesday and Sunday, we have to play on Wednesday and on Saturday at 3pm".

"Some players perform better with some of us than with others?- and I have examples of players that didn't perform well for me and then performed well for other managers".

The United boss, valued at £61m by the Sunday Times Rich List last in May, has previously denied the accusations made against him. There are people portraying themselves as United fans who continue to ask why Fellaini is still a part of the squad, seemingly preferring an aesthetically-pleasing XI to an effective, winning one. There can be no doubting that he's there on merit for the time being at least.

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