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Jose Mourinho worried by Man United’s ‘very bad’ pre-season



Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is worried by the absence of key players from the club ’ s pre – season training camp in the United States .Mourinho said the situation was “ very bad ” ahead of the English Premier League campaign .

United are without several World Cup participants, including France ’ s Paul Pogba , Belgium ’ s Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini, and England ’ s Jesse Lingard , Marcus Rashford , Ashley Young and Phil Jones among others , as they rest following a gruelling tournament .

Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez is also absent from the camp due to visa issues .

“ The pre -season is very bad , the positive thing of the pre – season is only for the young boys that have a fantastic opportunity to train with us , ” Mourinho told reporters .

“ I ’ m worried because I ’ m not training ( with everyone) and then I go to the EPL without lots of players .

“ But it is what it is and we have to try and make the best out of it with the players we have here .

“ I ’ m not worried about playing Liverpool here or Real Madrid or Milan … I ’ m not worried if we lose badly, ” continued Mourinho.

United will play two friendlies , starting with Club America on Friday, ahead of next week ’ s International Champions Cup tournament , where they will face domestic rivals Liverpool , Real Madrid and Italy ’ s AC Milan .

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The Old Trafford side also play a friendly against German champions Bayern Munich on Aug . 5 , five days before they kick off their league campaign against Leicester City.

( Reuters / NAN )