Jose Mourinho to limit Antonio Valencia's Man Utd game time this season

Oct 05, 2017, 00:38
Jose Mourinho to limit Antonio Valencia's Man Utd game time this season

United have been more creative than previous year, striking a good balance with Nemanja Matic's presence allowing Paul Pogba to roam more, and for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to find space off the ball.

"So until the moment we have Zlatan we can not think about giving rest to our No. 9", the coach proclaimed. With only one FA Cup win and Champions League qualification being achieved once in three years, the owners turned to who many expected would replace Ferguson in the first place, former Premier League and Champions League victor, José Mourinho.

Such a request, if granted, would play in Manchester United's favour with the young striker being fresher for the game at Anfield the following weekend.

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"We had the first break and two days after the players came back we had to play another game", the 54-year-old stated.

But those fixtures could have a major bearing on the meeting between Liverpool and United, particularly if reports that Jose Mourinho is putting pressure on Gareth Southgate are correct. Real Madrid was the first of them all in UEFA Super Cup final in Skopje in early August.

However, perhaps the main goal given to Mourinho was to return the club to where they belong, amongst Europe's elite, even if that meant sacrificing a serious title challenge in the league.

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They have gone unbeaten through their opening 10 games of the campaign in all competitions, but those at Old Trafford are aware of the need to seek continuous improvement as their opponents become better versed in how to contain the threat they pose. "It's not a good situation for us but moaning doesn't help". They also have the form of Marouane Fellaini - once booed by United fans - to be thankful for.

Mourinho and United will finally get their chance to send out a similar message after the worldwide break. His ability to take on defenders as well as pick a pass gives United a different dimension when the pure passing isn't working, and he is one of the best weapons on the break in the Premier League.

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And according to ESPN, Mourinho will now limit Valencia's game time this season.

They have dropped just two points this term and that came in a 2-2 draw away to Stoke.

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