Fonseca later said, “It's true that it's difficult to maintain the same intensity throughout the game after the Manchester match on Thursday, so our main issue today was resting a few players who had fatigue.
“Ebrima Darboe is doing very well and showing all his quality. Bryan Reynolds is young, arrived here from a totally different style of football and today was for the first time playing on the left. That's not ideal, but we are short-staffed and had to make some changes."
Fonseca will be replaced by Jose Mourinho at the end of the season and revealed they've been in touch.
He added: “We have spoken, Mourinho was very honest and fair with me. There's no problem, I have a good rapport with him and of course we're both Portuguese."
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