Mourinho hopeful World Cup stars can face Leicester

Ruben Hill
August 10, 2018

The World Cup victor reportedly informed United bigwigs that he wanted to quit Old Trafford for Barcelona.

And while those players are all now back in training, with Lukaku, Rashford and Jones having returned earlier than scheduled, Mourinho has admitted he will still be without a number of key players against Leicester. For example, Alexis Sanchez had a good pre-season with lots of matches and lots of minutes.

His performance at the 2018 World Cup for France though only confirmed of his standing as one of the top talents in the world at his position, which garnered him plenty of interest this summer during the transfer window. You can not expect them to be fit.

It remains to be seen whether United's lack of signings has a damaging impact on their season but the biggest worry is why they've struggled so much. Valencia - he was injured in pre-season. Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic are on the injury table, while Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot and Sergio Romero are ruled out too. They were trying to get it done before the World Cup but before a ball was kicked they had it done.

"He worked amazingly well on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday".

"After Spurs there is an global break".

"When I listen, when I read - not much but sometimes I do - it is hard to believe that we finished second", Jose said, "because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing and finish below us look like serial winners".

He said: 'Manchester United have to go out with the intention of winning everything that's put before them.

"I think Jose needs to get in front of the camera in a press conference and send a message to the players saying, "This is what we've got, I believe in you and we will push Man City a lot closer this season".

Lucas Perez is the latest arrival of a productive transfer window at West Ham, the striker joining from Arsenal on a three-year deal for a reported initial fee of £4m.

A 4-1 defeat followed at the hands of Premier League rivals Liverpool before a win against Champions League winners Real Madrid, followed by a second loss to Bayern Munich.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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