Published: Sat, July 21, 2018
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José Mourinho has chosen his new club captain at Manchester United

José Mourinho has chosen his new club captain at Manchester United

"He's one of the good kids we have, but it's not for today but for the tomorrow - he's a good kid". He was enthusiastic, he was confident to play.

"He is the best goalkeeper in the world, by far, and he will show it again".

Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku were among seven United players to make it to the final weekend of the tournament in Russian Federation and are now set to miss the start of the Premier League season.

"He is so, so strong" added Herrera.

"When you're the best goalkeeper in the world and you don't make those incredible saves, everyone is going to talk".

"I have plans to make him train the most possible times with us, because that increases his evolution", Mourinho said of Chong.


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Antonio Valencia will keep the captain's armband this season following the retirement of Michael Carrick.

"I remember that hard summer when everyone was talking about Real Madrid and he played the first game at Old Trafford and everyone was singing his name and he told me "this is unbelievable, they are the best", said Herrera. And Herrera insists there is no reason why De Gea would not agree to fresh terms, while backing him to bounce back from his World Cup woe.

Alexis' absence made Mourinho's attacking options for the Club America clash very thin and saw Demi Mitchell start on the left wing - he, along with Tahith Chong, Mason Greenwood and Angel Gomes, all impressed in cameo roles. They are training fantastic. This club - one of the things I like the most is that we give a lot of importance to the academy.

Man United are still looking for their first Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

"It's been great to have them around and they are very good", said Herrera. "We are the biggest club in the Premier League but we give a lot of importance to the academy".

"When I don't play very well, I don't get that criticism, because I'm not one of the best in the world, but he is, so it's normal and he'll cope with it". "That will show that the club is doing the right things".

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