Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot returns to training amid club injury crisis

Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot returns to training amid club injury crisis

Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot returns to training amid club injury crisis

The Red Devils have snapped-up third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant, young full-back Diogo Dalot and midfielder Fred but the Brazilian global is the only one of the new recruits expected to be a first team regular this season so Mourinho is keen to further strengthen his ranks.

United are back in pre-season action on Wednesday when they face Champions League holders Real Madrid in Miami, Florida.

He has never lasted more than three seasons at any of his clubs before. "If it's possible, it's good, if not then we keep fighting and working and believing in the players that we have". At his age, minutes on the pitch are more important than anything, and that is exactly what Mourinho will want to see Pereira receive at his former stomping ground over the next nine months.

"I would like to have two more players, but I think I'm not going to have two", said Mourinho.

"If I sign one player before the window closes, that's fine".

"I don't think he's a leader", Mourinho said, when revealing Bailly's ankle is badly swollen. It's not going to be very different.

"The players we have bought - one is a goalkeeper cover, one is a 19-year-old kid, so in fact we have one new player, which is Fred", he said.

Although the United manager did gripe about the early start to the Premier League campaign, especially in a World Cup year. "And somebody wants to do what [Marcus] Rashford and [Phil] Jones do, which is to be back a little bit earlier to try and help the team, because, for the beginning of the season we are going to be in trouble".

Darmian only made eight appearances in the Premier League last season - including just five starts - as well as 17 across all competitions.

"After all, he has spent close to £400million since taking charge at Old Trafford, including a £60m deal for Brazil midfielder Fred in the current transfer window".

Mourinho wants to add Leicester's Harry Maguire and Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic but fears he will start United's Premier League opener at home to Leicester the following night without a squad capable of a title challenge.

United fans were quick to raise their concern after watching the clip and slammed Mourinho's players for their lack of effort.

Tottenham Hotspur remain hugely keen on the player, but there is so far absolutely no change to United's stance that he will not be sold within the Premier League.

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