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Mourinho: We are not a team

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has continued the very downbeat narrative that has dominated his sides pre-season tour of America, by claiming that his current squad are ‘not a team.’

Mourinho has been in a downbeat mood ever since his side touched down Stateside, due to being without a huge amount of first-team regulars, who are currently on holiday after their exploits at this summers World Cup in Russia.

United have been underwhelming during draws against Club America and San Jose, with the clubs Portuguese coach claiming that the current mishmash of mostly fringe players and academy graduates that he has to select from is far from being the type of cohesive unit he is famed for creating:

“We are not a team. We’re a group of players from different teams,” Mourinho told MUTV.

“Some are first-team, some under-23s, some coming from loans and going on loan, some are younger, under-18s. We don’t have a team to play much better than we did but (it’s) one more training session.”

One positive for Mourinho in the draw against MLS side San Jose was the encouraging display of January signing Alexis Sanchez, who arrived on tour late after Visa issues.

United next three games come against Premier League rivals Liverpool, and European heavyweights Real Madrid and AC Milan in the International Champions Cup.

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