Mourinho Admits Pre-Season United Concern

Jose Mourinho admits he is worried by how Manchester United’s pre-season preparations are shaping up, with around three weeks until the start of the new campaign.

The Red Devils are currently without 11 first-team stars on their tour of America and they also have injury concerns.

All of the United players that featured in the World Cup have not yet joined up with the squad, including England quartet Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones, with some linking up during the tour.

Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, midfielder Nemanja Matic and summer signing Fred are expected to join their team-mates next week.

Mourinho has also been without Alexis Sanchez, with the former Barcelona and Arsenal man not allowed into the USA yet after being unable to get a visa.

The United boss admits it is far from ideal ahead of their opening Premier League fixture against Leicester City at Old Trafford on August 10.

The manager has already stated he doesn’t intend to play any of his World Cup players in the league opener.

Mourinho said: “Pre-season is very bad, I have to say that. I’m not going to say somebody is coming or nobody is coming. I really don’t know.”

Trying to be upbeat, he added: “It’s positive for the young boys that have the fantastic opportunity to train with us and know what it is to be a United player, the chance to play against fantastic players.”

Mourinho also said full-back Diogo Dalot, signed from Porto this summer, will be unavailable for the start of the season, with the Portugal Under-21 international not ready to play until September due to injury.

Mourinho said: “Dalot is injured. We knew that but we didn’t want to lose him because of that. He is recovering really well.

“We think he can start training with the team when we go back to England. He is not going to be ready for the start of the season but we think he’ll be ready for September.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

United States of America

The best online casinos and betting sites are reviewed and ranked by our online casino and betting experts – check out the best casino and betting sites. See the related resources and list of the top recommended casinos and betting sites:


Best Online Casinos
Best New Casinos


Key Areas of Focus in Our Comprehensive Assessment

Our review process at BetOnAces.com involves a detailed examination of several crucial aspects:

Game Variety

The diversity of games and betting markets is a key factor for any betting operator, whether in casino gaming or sports betting. We assess the range of games and betting options available, ensuring a wide and varied selection that caters to the varied tastes of a global audience.

Bonus and Welcome Offers

In the competitive landscape of online gambling, bonuses and welcome offers play a significant role. We scrutinize each offer, including the latest, longstanding, and those recently refreshed, to ensure fairness and clarity. Our analysis aims to provide insights especially beneficial for those new to online gambling, covering various bonus types from Free Spins and No Deposit Bonuses to Enhanced Odds and Matched Deposits.

User Experience

We analyze the ease of use of gambling sites, focusing on how simple it is for users to find what they need. Our review process includes examining the efficiency of the sign-up process, account management, and overall navigation. A gambling site must provide a seamless and intuitive user experience to earn our endorsement.

Payment Options

We extensively review the payment methods offered by gambling sites, emphasizing ease of transactions. This review covers everything from the eligibility of different payment operators to the specifics of depositing and withdrawing funds.

Mobile App Experience

Recognizing the growing trend towards mobile gambling, we evaluate the quality of mobile betting apps. Our assessment focuses on the availability of sports betting markets and casino games, as well as the overall functionality and user-friendliness of mobile platforms.

Safety and Security

The safety and security of online gambling platforms are paramount. We assess each site's adherence to industry standards and regulatory requirements, ensuring they promote responsible gambling and offer adequate protections for users.

Customer Support

The quality of customer support is a critical component of our reviews. We interact with support teams to gauge their responsiveness, helpfulness, and availability, ensuring that the gambling sites provide top-notch customer service.

By covering these essential areas in our reviews, BetOnAces.com aims to provide gamblers around the world with reliable and informative insights, helping them make informed choices about where to gamble online.