Mourinho reveals why he made no substitutions in Man United’s defeat to Juventus

Jose Mourinho has revealed that he didn’t make any substitutions during Manchester United’s defeat to Juventus due to a lack of attacking options on his bench.

The Portuguese manager sat by without implementing any changes as his side were beaten 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday night at Old Trafford.

United are now very unlikely to finish top of their group as a result and will probably have to battle it out with Valencia for a place in the last 16.

When asked about his inaction, Mourinho explained: “Bear in mind Sanchez was in the stand. Lingard was in the stand. Fellaini may have been in the stand or at home as I didn’t see him.

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“The only really attacking option was a young 18-year-old lad [Tahith Chong] who has never played in the first team before.

“Given the dynamic of the game, I didn’t feel it was appropriate to bring him on.

“You can’t expect a kid making his debut in a game like this to give you something like scoring a goal.

“So that’s why I didn’t make any changes on the pitch.”

As a result, the Old Lady saw out their win and claimed the three points thanks to Paulo Dybala’s first-half strike.

It was the first time in almost seven years that Manchester United have completed a match without using any substitutions.

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