Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot returns to training amid club injury crisis

Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot returns to training amid club injury crisis

Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot returns to training amid club injury crisis

Jose Mourinho's enthusiasm for his side's pre-season obligations is at a low ebb and players have reported that the Manchester United boss has scheduled a trip to Orlando's SeaWorld that clearly clashes with the friendly against Real Madrid. They must have been called in by the baseball federation because they didn't have soccer in their heads. "They are a great team".

United's squad will be strengthened when Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard, among others, return from their post-World Cup holidays but Mourinho is anxious to recruit further and presented Woodward with a list of five names "a few months ago".

Asked if he knew his XI for the game, Mourinho said: "More or less, I know".

United's problems were on display in a lackluster performance against arch-rivals Liverpool in a pre-season game in the U.S. on Saturday.

"I am not a big fan of some player to start the Premier League with one club and a couple of weeks later the transfer window is still open and he moves to another club and he plays against his former club". "And some want to do what [Marcus] Rashford and [Phil] Jones do, which is to be back a little bit earlier to try because, for the beginning of the season, we are going to be in trouble".

"The messages we are getting from the manager are positive ones and that is important for us going forward".


Mourinho has to be careful. With a player like him at the back - who can initiate attacking moves from the back - more often than United's current defenders have done, this move is a no-brainer from a footballing standpoint.

Eric Bailly and Ander Herrera are the latest to cause concern, after they played nearly the full 90 minutes in both games against AC Milan and Liverpool respectively. The aforementioned game versus Real Madrid then Bayern Munich on Saturday.

"I don't think he's a leader", Mourinho said, when revealing Bailly's ankle is badly swollen.

"You can not imagine how much I have enjoyed these two weeks with these guys", the Catalan coach purred. "I think it's possible I'm going to have one".

United had previously spoken with the French club about Martial being available for €80m, but PSG were never going to pay for that for what would now be a back-up striker.

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