Champions League; Manchester United Set To Be Missing Six Stars For Juventus Clash
Alexis Sanchez was the most high-profile absentee from Manchester United training on Monday.
Sanchez, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Scott McTominay, Phil Jones and Diogo Dalot were all missing from the session ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League tie against Juventus at Old Trafford.
Sanchez came off the bench in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Chelsea , but was not involved in the first 15 minutes of training open to the media at the AON Training Centre.
Antonio Valencia, who has missed United’s last two games through injury, was involved in the training session.
Mourinho made it clear to his players that they must take heart from their draw at Chelsea despite blowing all three points into injury time.
United boss Mourinho told his players in the dressing room to focus on the performance rather than the result, to maintain their momentum and now only think about beating Juventus.
They face Juventus in back-to-back Champions League games which could decide their fate this season and whether they can reach the knock-out phase.