Jose Mourinho is far from impressed with Manchester United’s injury record so far this season, and in turn has reportedly launched an inquest into the medical department.
According to The Times, the United boss hasn’t singled out any individuals but has been left frustrated over the number of players that have sustained knocks so far this season and the length of time they’ve been out for.
In the report, it’s noted that he’s lost players to injury for a combined total of 33 Premier League match days this season and so it comes as no surprise that he wants to improve the situation.
Among those who have been sidelined this year are Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Phil Jones, while The Times adds that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is far from happy too as he believes that he’s lost some of his match sharpness since arriving in Manchester from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
This isn’t the first time that the Portuguese tactician has had an issue with his medical staff, as many will remember the well-documented clash with former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro last year.
However, that hasn’t prevented him from delving into this matter as he wants to try and find a solution to United’s injury problems which threaten to disrupt their campaign and see them fall short of their objectives.
Eric Bailly and Antonio Valencia have also been ruled out for significant periods, but with injuries sustained during games, those can be put down to misfortune.
In contrast, the problems that have affected the likes of Smalling and Shaw, who came under criticism from the United boss at the weekend, could perhaps be managed better and the reported inquest will undoubtedly look into how best to get the players back fully fit and quickly.