Saturday, 18 November 2017

Man United Boss Blasts England Medical Team Over Jones Six Injections

Jose Mourinho has accused England coach Gareth Southgate and England's medical team of failing to protect Phil Jones after it emerged the Manchester United defender was given six painkilling injections before the friendly against Germany.
 The Man United boss said: "In 17 years as a manager I don't have one single player that had injections of anaesthetic to play a friendly.
"Never. I am not an angel and I had players injected to play official matches, crucial matches, but a friendly? 

"To get six local anaesthetic injections to play a friendly, I've never heard of that. But Phil Jones had it before the match.

"He was injected in the afternoon of the match. He didn't feel good during the warm-up. 

"Between the warm-up and the start of the match, he had five more local injections to play the friendly. I have nothing more to say."
The English FA were on Friday said to be surprised by Mourinho's comments and believe they have done nothing wrong.

Mourinho also appeared to take a swipe at the English Premier League clubs whose players pulled out of England's games against Germany and then Brazil on Tuesday but are likely to be fit this weekend.

In particular, the Tottenham trio of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Harry Winks withdrew from international duty yet should play in the north London derby against Arsenal this afternoon.
"Look, I expect that every player who was injured last week is not playing,' added the Portuguese boss. 

"If a player was injured Tuesday and the player is ready to play tomorrow, there is something that is going wrong."

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