Manchester United v Wolves: Visitors can keep the goal tally down

Tanya Simon
September 22, 2018

The manager was disappointed not to recruit a senior player in the position during the summer window as he believed this was required to bolster his rearguard.

"And after an important injury and surgery I think it's hard enough, he doesn't need to face more hard from the accumulation of matches".

And a lot of the admiration for that has to go to the manager, for getting the mentality right, and to the players for accepting that it can't always be the manager's fault, it's easy to hide behind other people and, with someone as big as Mourinho, players can try to hide behind him, let him take the flak, so it's good that they made a decision to step up.

"We know Manchester United's team we know what we're going to face and we prepare for the competition".

"Yes, yes, yes. Not only me, I think a lot of managers after that achieved and got the chance to come to the Premier League because they were related to Mourinho", Nuno said with Marco Silva, Andre Villas-Boas and Carlos Carvalhal all having managed in the Premier League and all having had a link to, or friendship with, Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho has ruled out Diogo Dalot starting Manchester United's clash against Wolves on Saturday afternoon.

It's the Manchester United you expect now, a team that can go away and win 3-0, as they did in Switzerland.

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"A team that yesterday looked very bad, today looks very good and yesterday looked very good, today looks very bad".

Martial scored in United's 3-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday, but the France worldwide will have to settle for a place on the bench against Wolves. Football is a little bit like this.

"I want him in this process of adaptation to play totally fresh, so he's not playing tomorrow", said the manager.

After their 1-1 draw with Manchester City at Molineux, Pep Guardiola was extremely complimentary, saying: "Wolves don't play like a team who have just been promoted".

"I think the team is more compact, more solid. He doesn't need to face more hard".

'But I think the work in Wolves is good because it's not just about the Portuguese influence - Portuguese manager, staff and players - it's also about getting the right ones.

Mourinho's remarks are likely to be welcomed by Pogba especially as the Portuguese had reportedly angered the 25-year-old last month when he implied Pogba played much better for France at the World Cup than he did for United last season as he was not surrounded by his entourage.

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