Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Jose Mourinho told 29-year-old would bring leadership to Man United

Jose Mourinho told 29-year-old would bring leadership to Man United

I'd prefer to look to the bench and to have them rather than to have 16-year-old boys without experience and without the power to be Premier League player directly.

Neville is quick to disabuse anyone of this notion, however lightly they cling to it. Before we actually dive in into the new season, team's performances and the analysis of all of that, we will look back once more on everything the club have done during the transfer window.

They have brought in £70 million worth of talent including Andre Schurrle, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Jean Michael Seri and Alfie Mawson, addressing problem areas in the squad and adding defensive knowhow, Premier League experience and goals. We spoke to Kompany and Walker and they seem so intent to not drop below the mentality and standards they achieved past year. "I think that's it". I enjoy the last season, the fight to finish where we finished and to manage the best position in five or six years.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has been one of the more outspoken critics of the shortened window with time running out for Spurs to make a single signing this summer.

As for the challengers, then. I was told that during pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane.

'Its hard for me to believe we finished second.

Asked at a news conference on Thursday whether he had the squad to go head-to-head with Manchester City for the title, Mourinho refused to answer one way or the other. "I hope I can work with him again someday". The challenge for them is can they repeat that level of energy and that level of focus every three days?

In their quest to end a 29-year wait to win the title, Liverpool weren't just the biggest spenders, but got their business done early and improved the key areas of Jurgen Klopp's squad that needed strengthening.

United should be challenging. "It just seems with Mourinho that it's had an impact on him", he told Sky Sports News.

A wonderful summer of incomings concluded with the club-record capture of Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore for £18 million, and the loan signing of Belgium global Leander Dendoncker - though the club say the deal will become permanent next summer.

José Mourinho is about to begin his second season as the coach of Manchester United. That's an obscene amount of talent.

United will start their Premier League campaign against Leicester at Old Trafford on Friday night.

In the 29-year-German worldwide, Jose Mourinho would have an experienced head who can provide a boost in European competitions while also being a leader who the likes of Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof could look up to.

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