Manchester United players perform bad one-touch drill

Antonio Valencia leaves the field injured against the San Jose Earthquakes on July 22- Antonio Valencia's injury will one of the more worrying signs to Mourinho

Antonio Valencia's injury will one of the more worrying signs to Mourinho Credit Getty Images

Diogo Dalot says that he already feels settled at Manchester United following his transfer from Porto, despite being unlikely to feature until September at the earliest following knee surgery.

The United boss said: "No".

However, despite the new season looming there is hope for the Red Devils yet; if United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is willing to open up the chequebook and Mourinho can sign several of these players, Man Utd may finally return to former glories. So, I think we have fantastic players, but of course, always the managers want to improve their teams, but it's not my business. We take a look at some of the players Jose should use less frequently and if possible only when desperately needed, to have a better chance of challenging for the title this season.

Mourinho also says the new Premier League season should start a week later - in line with the rest of Europe.

United have struggled to cope in pre-season with their lack of squad depth, given the fact that a fair chunk of their players have been on an extended break following their World Cup breaks.

Imposing Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire and Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld have been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford, as have a variety of other defenders.

The 55-year-old manager took a dig at the transfer board as well as his players' performances in MI on Saturday and stated in a press conference, "The atmosphere was good but if I was them I wouldn't have come, I wouldn't have spent my money to watch these two teams".

"We have the situation with Matteo Darmian, he's playing now every game but probably he's going to leave, and then some kids, they're probably going on loan". I really don't like that.

"The Premier League could and should do that".

"What I don't agree is that the Premier League starts now".

Mourinho's comments were subsequently compared by football fans to the recent praise Pep Guardiola gave to the young players in his Manchester City squad. "It's a strong shell, a strong group, and they just think about football so I think it's a ideal habitat for a young player to grow and to flourish". Hopefully I'm ready to know them better.

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