Manchester United could be without five first-team players when they take on Bristol City in the League Cup quarter-final at Ashton Gate. The Red Devils have secured comfortable wins over Burton Albion and Swansea City in the previous rounds, but Mourinho is still expected to name a strong-looking lineup with the hosts in a good run of form in the Championship.
Speaking in the lead-up to the Bristol game, Mourinho confirmed that Nemanja Matic is likely to miss out on the matchday squad as he continues to recover from a minor leg problem. Aside from this, Antonio Valencia and Eric Bailly are expected to play no part at the back after incurring hamstring and ankle injuries respectively.
Likewise, United have been hampered in the midfield department with Marouane Fellaini yet to overcome his knee problem whilst Michael Carrick has not featured for nearly three months as he continues to step up his fitness after a procedure for an irregular heart rhythm earlier in the campaign.
Mourinho has hinted that he is unlikely to make wholesale changes for the encounter, and this could see the likes of Anthony Martial feature in the attack front whilst Paul Pogba should make the starting lineup after his three-game domestic ban.