"We don't have Fellaini, Pogba or Carrick, so all three midfield players we lose for this match, so the solutions are not many", said Mourinho in a pre-match press conference.
Manchester United are unbeaten in all competitions so far during their 2017/18 campaign, having scored 17 goals in six Premier League games, and winning their Champions League opener against Swiss side Basel by a 3-0 scoreline.
United boss Jose Mourinho said Fellaini's injury "could have been much worse" but expects the Belgium worldwide to be back in action soon. Man United held on for the win but the player, whom Jose Mourinho feels he is weaker without, will not be in involved in Russian Federation as a result.
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He added: "For me Craig Pawson is one of the big referee talents in England". That Fellaini is considered so central to United would bring a wry smile to David Moyes's lips.
The speedy attacking midfielder was born in Yerevan in January 1989 when the Armenian capital was still part of the Soviet Union. Moyes may have failed in the managerial dug-out but his two signings - Juan Mata was the other - have proved impeccable.
Russian Premier League runners-up in 2016/17, CSKA won two of their first three home games against English clubs, but none of the last five (D2 L3).
CSKA secured a surprise 2-1 triumph at Benfica on matchday one, but head coach Goncharenko knows it will be tough to pull off another shock on Wednesday evening.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has suggested that Jose Mourinho has ditched last season's tactic of publicly criticising his Manchester United players. A draw may not be such a bad result. "It is normal in my Champions League career". Every time I come it's better, so I have to say that it's a pleasure.