Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku set to return for FA Cup opener


Jose Mourinho is unsure if Manchester United will be active during the ongoing January transfer window after admitting that the team are in trouble at the moment owing to their growing injury list.

WHEN they gave Paul Scholes a football, he made it talk with his imagination and intelligence, lighting up lives as the greatest footballers do.

Former Mancehster United captain, Michael Carrick, recently suggested that he saw potential in Pogba to fill his former position as United skipper in the coming years.

Manchester United boss José Mourinho fumed at the recent criticism midfielder Paul Pogba has received from club legend Paul Scholes in the aftermath of their 2-0 win at Everton.

"I think the only thing Paul Scholes does is criticise. I think we created a lot of chances, and in different ways, some shots, some penetration, some one-twos, so a lot of good things that we have to keep [doing]".

Wayne Rooney in focus against Manchester United
Man United make winning start to 2018 with 2-0 victory at Everton

United now sit at the second place in the Premier League table, 12 points behind their rivals Manchester City - having played one extra game than City and third-placed Chelsea. "Our pride, our effort, everything was top class and on top of it we played very well". "If he can do that he will be quite happy, but in my mind Paul Scholes is one of the best players I have ever seen playing in midfield. Sometimes he plays very well, sometimes he plays well, sometimes he doesn't play so well", said Mourinho. Exhausted people, not many players to rotate, we could anticipate that Sam [Allardyce] was going to make a lot of changes. "It's just the way football is", he sneered. 'If one day Paul decides to be a manager, I wish he can be 25 per cent as successful as myself, ' he said.

"50 percent of that is 12.5 silverware, 25 percent is around six". That's something Jose Mourinho may want to think about after no Romelu Lukaku or Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved no problem for Manchester United as they coasted to a deserved 2-0 victory at Everton. "That's a problem that I can not resolve".

The Portuguese also revealed that Romelu Lukaku, who was stretchered off against Southampton, did not suffer a concussion and will be available for selection for United's FA Cup third-round tie with Derby on Friday. It was precaution by the doctor, it was following the rules to protect the situation but Romelu was in the dressing room, never lost memory, he knew what happened.

"So he didn't come today to follow the protocol".