Mourinho wants to sign new midfielder


Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will miss Saturday's FA Cup fifth-round tie at Huddersfield because of illness.

With one eye on Wednesday's Champions League last 16 first leg away to Sevilla, United manager Jose Mourinho rested several starters and was happy after his makeshift side, also missing the ill Paul Pogba, cruised into the last eight.

The former Real Madrid boss, however, hit back at what he termed as "lies" regarding the France global.

While the recent meeting at Old Trafford ended in a 2-0 defeat, the Terriers will be fully aware that they are one of the few sides to beat United this season, earning a 2-1 win in the reverse fixture back in October. "So I told you we don't want to sign any strikers or wingers, and yes we are looking for a midfield player".

"He will know more than us why it is not going well and he will know for a fact that it is not going the way he wants it".

"On Friday we had a good tactical session and then I have to prepare a new team". "I think you are nice with your words, because when you say a lot of speculation you should say a lot of lies", Mourinho said. Some people go in that direction, some of them I know for many many years and I know their surname is Liar, and that's not nice.

The former Norwich player is cup-tied, while midfielder Aaron Mooy has a knee injury and is out.

The France global, 24, was substituted in the 2-0 Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur and started the next game against Huddersfield Town on the bench.

"The objective of having a squad that is not so big is exactly to be open for this".

"He was in the team but this morning he was not feeling right to play", added Mourinho.

Not only have Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay been handed plenty of minutes, United fans were given a glimpse of academy graduate Angel Gomes during the FA Cup fourth-round win over Yeovil Town.

"He had a big injury in the season", Mourinho said. It's not grey. Huddersfield is really important because it's a knockout match.

"The decision was not to do it and go to a conservative treatment, which resulted very, very well".

"With that second goal in the second half I think we killed the game and from that moment we were in control. Let's make sure we are there too, but even the FA Cup will be tough".