Date: 17th March 2017 at 7:42am
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We`re at the time of the season whereby the games are coming thick and fast.

After playing an FA Cup fixture on Monday evening Manchester United were faced with a Europa League tie last night (Thursday), there`s also the small matter of a Premier League fixture to fulfil this Sunday when they travel to Middlesbrough for a lunch-time kick-off.

Having seen off the efforts of a gallant FC Rostov side, Jose Mourinho aired his views about the perceived fixture chaos in his post-match press interview with the boss remarking,

‘We were afraid of extra time. It was a difficult game.

‘We have lots of enemies. Normally the enemies should be Rostov but we have a lot of enemies. It’s difficult to play Monday with 10 men, it’s difficult to play now, it’s difficult to play 12 o’clock on Sunday. We have a lot of enemies.

‘A lot of people might say we should have scored more goals. But a lot of things are going against us. The boys are amazing boys. We will probably lose the game on Sunday. Fatigue has a price.

‘I will remember forever when I spoke to the UEFA delegate in Rostov. He told me if any of our players gets injured, the insurance paid. Whoever decided the Monday and Sunday games probably thinks the same way.’


Does Jose have a valid point, or is it simply the price we have to pay when you chase honours in the modern game?

Your views would be most appreciated.