Manchester United's Jose Mourinho challenges Paul Pogba to replicate World Cup form

Man Utd transfer news Jose Mourinho BBC Sport

Man Utd transfer news Jose Mourinho BBC Sport

Nemanja Matic and David de Gea will join Manchester United's pre-season tour of the United States next week, according to reports.

Andreas Pereira (L) and Eric Bailly of Manchester United in action during a Manchester United pre-season training session at UCLA on July 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

He has already bolstered his squad at Old Trafford with the signings of Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant. I've had a good chat with him and I look forward to the new season and getting back to my best'.

'I don't think I would still be involved if the manager didn't believe in me'.

"It's about him understanding why he was so good, especially in the second part of the competition", he said.

"It's a young [France] team, apart from [Olivier] Giroud, [Hugo] Lloris and a few others they are all young and have more years to play together".

However, the absence of Pogba and United's other World Cup players at their USA training camp is a major concern for Mourinho.

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Speaking during United's pre-season tour of the United States, Shaw said: 'There are opportunities for all the players, not just me.

It could well mean Lukaku will be given an extended break, after Belgium went all the way to the World Cup semi-finals before losing to France and eventually beating England in the third-place playoff.

"I have no idea, I'm not going to lie to you", he said.

The former Southampton player is entering the final 12 months of a four-year contract still facing an uncertain future at United.

"There is no-one to blame - the club is making an effort. So if Alexis is not working with us for another 15 to 20 days that will be bad". I have to respect the U.S. authorities in their process of selection for visas. "A small injury, a small surgery".

In fact, the aforementioned septet are expected to miss the first match of the Premier League season as well.

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