‘To have players available is never a headache’: Jose Mourinho insists he won’t have sleepless nights choosing between Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Marcus Rashford
- Jose Mourinho has insisted he is happy to have all of his strikers fit and available
- Romelu Lukaku returned to training on Friday, but is no longer an automatic pick
- The Man United boss also has Alexis Sanchez and Marcus Rashford as options
- He said: ‘Having players available is not a headache. It’s when I don’t have them’
Lukaku returned to training on Friday after missing four games through injury but the £75million striker is no longer an automatic pick, having failed to score for his club since September.
Since his last start, United have beaten Everton, Juventus and Bournemouth, and drawn away to Chelsea. Sanchez has impressed as No 9 and Rashford came off the bench to score a late winner at Bournemoth last weekend.
Jose Mourinho insists he won’t have sleepless nights over choosing who to start up front
‘To have players available is never a headache. I have headaches when I don’t have them. Like against Juventus at home when I didn’t have one single attacking player on the bench to try to improve things and change the direction of the game,’ said Mourinho.
‘If Lukaku says he is ready, that is what I want. That is why my recovering people are working hard.’
Romelu Lukaku returned to training this week but is no longer guaranteed a starting berth
Alexis Sanchez has been doing a decent job playing as a No 9 and starred at City last season
Lukaku has been guaranteed a place under Mourinho until his current run of nine games without a goal.
However Sanchez was one of United’s star performers in last year’s 3-2 comeback victory at Manchester City, setting up a couple of goals for Paul Pogba.
Marcus Rashford has also been in impressive form and is an option for United boss Mourinho