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'No Nicky Butt team' - Mourinho won't play reserves at Chelsea

Goal.com logo Goal.com 10-03-2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists he will not play a reserve team in the FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea.

United played pub football in Russia

United were held to a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Rostov in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie on Thursday.

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They visit Chelsea on Monday and three days later welcome the Russian outfit to Old Trafford for their return leg.

Despite the busy schedule, Mourinho said he was unwilling to simply play kids – referring to United head of academy Nicky Butt – against his former club.

"Monday we don't go with a Nicky Butt team," he said.

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