Manchester United will look to start the upcoming premier league season on a high following Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s addition to the side. Wayne Rooney admits that Mourinho’s addition has given him extra motivation and his presence will enthuse his team members.
The pre-season tour in China will give players an opportunity to bond together, says Mourinho.
“I hope to see a group, from an emotional point of view, coming together and getting to know each other better and understanding each other better,” Mourinho said in an interview.
“It’s important from a football point of view, but also from a human qualities point of view, that’s very important. I think the pre-season tours are also for the club dimension.”
The team has already started training at the Aon Training Complex. The club’s micro-blogging handle posted, “It’s been an exciting week at the Aon Training Complex as the #mufc players start work with Jose Mourinho.”
The Manchester club did not win any major tournament after Louis Van Gaal took over the club post Alex Fergusan’s retirement. Earlier, some of the players had complained about the former coach’s orthodox style and rigid approach.
United will take on Premier League champions Leicester City in the annual Community Shield game at Wembley on Aug. 7. The club will begin their league campaign with a trip to Bournemouth on Aug. 14 under the stewardship of Mourinho.