Jose Mourinho Sympathises With Midfield Warrior Ander Herrera Following 'Painful' Withdrawal

Monday July 24th, 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has commented on the injury that Ander Herrera suffered in his side's match against Real Madrid on Sunday.

The Red Devils managed a 1-1 draw with Los Blancos - goals coming from Jesse Lingard and Madrid's Casemiro - before defeating the European champions on penalties.

However, the night didn't go so well for Herrera, who hobbled off the pitch only minutes after coming on in the second half. The Spaniard was seen clutching his hip as he made his way to the United bench, and having difficulty moving after the game had finished.

And now United manager Mourinho has commented on the situation, claiming that although they're unsure of what the problem is just yet, it's very unlike Herrera to come off because of it.

“It must at least be very painful because for Ander to come off, it has to be very painful,” Mourinho told reporters after the game, according to the club's official website.


“I want to wait and see what it is.

“I always say to the players that you don't risk anything in friendly matches. If you feel something is coming, even if it is a little injury, get off because the result is not important. 

"It was very painful, it was in front of the bench, it was a bad contact. Maybe it is his ribs but I don't know.”

Herrera now joins Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young on the club's list of casualties ahead of their opening Premier League game against West Ham in three weeks time.

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