"No reasons to be out", Mourinho told reporters after being asked about Herrera's absence.
"We stopped to play, we stopped to think, we stopped to play seriously, we stopped to make the right decisions on the pitch".
Jose Mourinho moved swiftly in the summer transfer window to bring in Lindelof, who had been a long-term target for the United boss, for an initial £30m.
"The only thing I can say is that Real Madrid previous year played the last month in La Liga with the second team", he said.
"Juventus, because they were champions in Italy three months in advance, they could play. with the second team and arrive fresh for the quarter-final, the semi-final, the final of the Champions League".
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In a statement released this afternoon, Leinster confirmed the process is ongoing. The players, both New Zealand passport holders, are without the required visas.
While Mourinho was still unsure about the extent of the France international's injury, the Portuguese tactician said Pogba could be missing for a few weeks. We are playing only with two midfielders, with Matric and Pogba, which are playing really well and without reason to change. Considering the calendar is quite packed in the next few weeks, it wouldn't be insane to think Pogba won't return until after the worldwide break in October.
"I just know from experience it's a muscular injury", Mourinho said. He added: "When the players go to the national team, they belong to the national team".
As against what we experienced for the majority of last season, United have rediscovered their scoring touch and we are beginning to see wins of big margins and not 1-0 wins or unnecessary draws.
"So we need this and in the Premier League and the Champions League I have to choose the players in relation to the quality".
Herrera was not in Mourinho's 18-man squad for the 3-0 win over Basel at Old Trafford on Tuesday with the United manager revealing afterwards he was not carrying an injury. "We have a group of players and the players must be ready to play and not to play".
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