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Mourinho embarrased as Man Utd star suffers long-term injury blow

The Man Utd fans in the Football Transfer Tavern think that this is a bit awkward for Jose Mourinho…

Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Jose Mourinho has been on somewhat of a rampage over the last few weeks. His latest tirade surrounded the duo of Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw – both of whom he slammed for being too soft and not being able to play through the pain barrier.

This has now, however, come back to haunt the veteran Portuguese boss – with the Daily Mail reporting that Smalling has a broken toe; and looks set to be out until the end of the year.

The news will no doubt leave Mourinho feeling embarrassed after he publicly shamed the defender for his approach leading into Man Utd’s clash with Swansea.

Now, it would appear that Smalling has been vindicated in his decision to miss the game – with many of our punters claiming that Mourinho should now issue an apology to the young defender.

Mourinho’s problems stretch further than off-the-field incidents too, with Man Utd seriously struggling for defensive depth. Regular starters Bailly, Shaw and Valencia are all out with injuries – with Smalling the latest to join that ever-growing list.

Our landlord thinks that Mourinho has a lot of work to do, both on and off the field, if he wants to make this Man Utd team work.

Man Utd fans – thoughts?

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