Published: Sat, September 22, 2018
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Manchester United still in for hard season despite good form Jose Mourinho

Manchester United still in for hard season despite good form Jose Mourinho

Mourinho said the 19-year-old Diogo Dalot, who impressed on debut in Wednesday's 3-0 win at Young Boys, would be rested for Saturday's meeting with Wolves at Old Trafford.

United have recovered from back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Tottenham in August to move back towards the top of the table.

Speaking at his pre-match media conference ahead of their clash against Wolves on Saturday afternoon, Mourinho highlighted some improvements his team have made.

And Jimenez says competition among the squad is strong, which is helping the players to perform well on the pitch.

"I am optimistic, but it will be a hard season, yes", he said.

Wolves are the only Premier League team to secure a positive result against defending champions Manchester City in the current campaign.

'I am optimistic, but a hard season, yes.' Mourinho admitted that the mood can change quickly in football, adding: 'I think good results and good performances make miracles.

"Now all of a sudden I'm tentatively backing United to win, that's a testament to how far Wolves have come".

"And bad results and bad performances, they make you look more exhausted, more upset, more ugly, more everything".

"You see the level of the teams - you see the Liverpool squad, City squad, Chelsea squad, Tottenham squad, Arsenal improving".

"I am not saying that we are going to have more points than last season because last season we collected a very acceptable number of points".

"I truly believe Mourinho was the first manager that opened the door for all of us that came after".

"He is having a bit of a bad spell and all these insane ideas about the World Cup drained him of being able to play football, they come out, but Paul Pogba got to the final".

"I have heard the talk about other players, they are talking about Harry Kane", Macari explained on MUTV. A team that yesterday looked very bad, today looks very good, and one that yesterday looked very good, today looks very bad.

Paul Pogba's fine form for Manchester United this season is evidence that post-World Cup hangovers are as much mental as physical, according to the club's manager Jose Mourinho.

"I think they got good young players and got also good experienced, stable players".

"I think the happiness, the confidence, the self-esteem was what pushed him to play the first match nearly without training against Leicester and played a very good match".

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