Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that his side is not yet prepared for the Premier League with only eight days to go.
Mourinho’s side managed to win only one game in the normal time of the football match during their pre-season tour in the United States.
Meanwhile, a big number of United first players are still in their post-World Cup holidays and Mourinho is under frustration before the Premier League starts on 9 August.
“We start the Premier League in nine days,” said Mourinho. “These are the players that we have, plus Victor Lindelof, who started training two days ago.
“Plus we have Rashford, Jones and Lukaku because they gave to the group and to the team three days of their holidays, so they’re coming back three days early to try and be available for the team.
“And with the fantastic spirit we have in the majority of the players, I repeat: in the majority of the players, we have a fantastic spirit, we go with everything we have to go to the Premier League.”
“Alexis Sanchez is fresh, the way the man is running, I think he is in fantastic condition so let’s look at it from a positive side and wait for Lindelof, Rashford, Lukaku and Jones.”
“They’re not prepared, but they will be back and that’s the spirit we need because our first two or three weeks in the Premier League are going to be really hard for us because we didn’t prepare for that.”
The Red Devils will open the Premier League season on Friday 9 at Old Trafford against Leicester City.
United are also prepared to pay £65m for Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire before the transfer deadline, although Mourinho revealed he needs at least two more signings.