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