Even before this news, Jose Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure as most of our key players are not back for pre-season while the club has refused to add more signings to the team.
Serbia worldwide Matic has played no part in United's global Champions Cup campaign in the United States since returning from World Cup duty, and Mourinho has now revealed he has undergone surgery.
Mourinho has spent much of the past two weeks in a strop, but yesterday evening, after watching his side suffer a heavy defeat against their rivals in front of 101,254 fans in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the United manager was even more downbeat than usual.
"If it is possible it is possible, if it is not possible it is not possible. If it is possible good, if it is not possible we keep fighting and working and believing in the players that we have". So don't look to this.
The German coach admitted he hadn't expected Shaqiri to adapt so quickly to their style of play but was delighted by the attackers display.
"We wanted to help him a little bit with the position [so] that it's not too complicated, gave him a lot of freedom, offensively playing natural, plus offering runs in behind, which is what he did especially around the Sturridge goal". We don't have wingers, we don't have strikers, he is the only who is here. Against Milan he played fantastically well, and he did his best here.
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Just two, she corrected again, plus blood pressure medication. "It cost me everything-my life's work, everything". She said on Wednesday she did not intend to watch Barr's interview.
'Do you think we have to [buy another defender]?
Sturridge thought he might get the chance to grab a second moments later, but when Ander Herrera barged Andy Robertson in the back on 72 minutes, Ojo won the battle for the ball and stroked his penalty past Pereira.
"For me, these guys are phenomenal in terms of attitude and respect for the club. They will not be here", Mourinho said.
But none of that money has gone on defenders, though they did spend £75m on Virgil van Dijk in January.
"For example I was watching Chelsea against Inter on television today". They come just to enjoy their clubs.
"The atmosphere was obviously fantastic". They were called by the baseball federation and thought it was a baseball game, they arrived here and it was soccer!