Funds aren’t easy to come by in his position and he has found himself in a position where he would sacrifice players in order to be able to get a certain treatment, scientist or doctor.
”When I took West Brom to Manchester United, Fergie comes looking for me for a chat, that’s what he does. He loves the game. He likes to pick the brains of the new coaches and managers, the new talent if you like. We talked for an hour or two, about this player and that player and what have you, and I find out that every member of his squad pretty much has their own individual sports scientist. That’s what they do. They have someone to look after their muscles, their coaching, their diet, their sleeping patterns. That’s a modern, successful club and that’s how it should be.”
In light of Antonio Valencia’s quicker than expected return to the first team, Mowbray’s words are especially poignant. The winger received quality treatment that ensured that he would make a full recovery from his horrific injury in September.
Whilst we have a number of players out injured and it is a huge concern in the business end of the season you can be sure that they are receiving the best treatment in order to ensure they are back and fighting fit.