United at disadvantage at start of season, claims Mourinho

United finished runners-up to local rivals Manchester City last season but Mourinho's side were a massive 19 points behind Pep Guardiola's champions

United finished runners-up to local rivals Manchester City last season but Mourinho's side were a massive 19 points behind Pep Guardiola's champions

Manchester United have broken silence on the surprising departure of forward Anthony Martial during the pre-season tour in the United States. But the Beeb says that Maguire, who started every Premier League game last season, is an integral part of the Foxes' furniture and they are "privately making their position on Maguire clear".

Martial's future at United is now in doubt with the player's agent revealing his wishes to leave due to a lack of playing time under Mourinho. If I go, it is because the offer that another team makes will be good.

"People can say I'm fat but I know my own body".

The Sweden worldwide moved to Old Trafford from Benfica in the summer of 2017, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £31 million, but he struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular for Jose Mourinho's side.

Mourinho also discussed his lack of options at right-back, with Antonio Valencia injured and new signing Diogo Dalot also on the mend from a knee problem.

When asked why Darmian was skipper for the match, which United won 9-8 on penalties after a 1-1 draw, Mourinho said: "Because he is a fantastic guy in my two years and with Mr. [Louis] Van Gaal before me".

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Silva has been on his guard since reporting back for pre-season duty on Monday as World Cup victor Mendy returned with him. Now we're on to the last two weeks before the first game, so we need to keep going, working and we will see.

He could walk away for nothing next summer, although sources have told ESPN FC United are keen for the 23-year-old to agree fresh terms to protect their investment on a player who cost £30 million from Southampton in 2014.

Despite Mourinho's public criticism of Shaw, the England worldwide said the Portuguese manager texted him in the off-season to spur him on.

"But I think once you do get to know him, you just keep him happy".

"I think you have to be fair and now you have to demand (they win the league)", Mourinho added.

His second spell at United has been mixed, though, with the 25-year-old receiving criticism for some of his displays for the Red Devils.

They would also have to omit three foreign players from their Champions League squad because Ben Davies and Eric Dier count as overseas players, having come through the ranks at clubs outside England.

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