Mourinho slates Manchester United youngsters

Manchester United lodge big bid for Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic

Manchester United lodge big bid for Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic

The Frenchman further risked winding up his increasingly surly manager by tweeting that "family will always come first". "And you must not only be willing to hand over the keys for the next one to put in the door, but you also must be positive about it".

The manager is frustrated - I have covered United preseason tours since 1991 and never seen a boss so miserable as Mourinho this summer - but getting players from increasingly wealthy clubs with no interest in selling is not easy.

"Let's look at it from a positive side and wait for [Victor] Lindelof, Rashford, Lukaku and Jones, which are going to be four important players for us, not prepared but they will be back and that's the spirit we need".

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"Chris Smalling two seasons ago was United's best defender". The French attacker didn't get back out to rejoin United's pre-season tour of USA. However, the problem with this transfer is that the midfielder wants to play more football and does not see United as the flawless "fit".

"We are Manchester United", he stated.

Manchester United lodge big bid for Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic

Footballers like Romelu Lukaku have such an vast fan following, it's easy to forget they are, at the end of the day, people too and have their own idols.

It's getting more hard as in the League, teams are getting stronger.

"We did Lee Grant because we have a fantastic young goalkeeper who needs to play football", he said in Los Angeles.

"I think in every pre-season it happens basically the same with probably every club, which the manager wants more", he explained. Top players at Old Trafford know how to be winners.

Paul Pogba's relatively uninspiring two years at Manchester United, after a then-world record move, have seen fingers of blame chiefly pointed towards Mourinho.

Should the Mourinho trend of succumbing to a third-season implosion continue, you can bet your bottom dollar that Woodward's transfer strategy will be one of the things the Portuguese will identify as key elements behind his failure to deliver at Manchester United.

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