Manchester United's International Championship Cup campaign kicked off with a 4-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund, which can sit anywhere on a spectrum between understandable, disappointing and downright embarrassing.
"Always. Never the best team, always the team that is in advance".
Manchester United vs Borussia Dortmund Live Score International Champions Cup 2016 Live Streaming BOR v Man U Match Preview Prediction 22nd July: We have the club friendlies starting as the season is coming to a start and we have the International Champions Cup on our hands. He is a player who has had chances aplenty and already blown many of them.
Jose Mourinho once again addresses Man United's needs in the transfer market, insisting the squad are balanced. "It's very important to compete and to compete in very hard circumstances with the weather and with the opponent, I think was good for us". Now Manchester United have appointed Jose Mourinho, who has been a very decorated manager and has won many trophies in his career. "He knows that I know he is a good player and he has space in the squad", Mourinho told Sky Sports regarding Mata.
"But our fundamental market is 75 per cent done and when we sign one midfield player the crucial work will all be done".
Marcos Rojo came in for criticism from United fans last season, but the arrival of a new manager gave the Argentine an opportunity to start afresh.
"I think it is a combination of factors but, to be fair, I don't think I can analyse them with this difference of power", the Portuguese said, underlining how much further Dortmund are in their pre-season preparations. He is a victor - he is one of the best managers in the world and we feel it. We are really comfortable with him. I don " t want players that want to leave, so we sold Juan to United".
Mourinho says Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has an "amazing body". "I feel good so I want to get out back playing and I am sure I will play some part on Monday", he said.
When asked if Ibrahimovic could still have an impact in the Premier League at the age of 34, Mourinho replied: "Yes, because first of all I know him very well".
Dortmund will play Pep Guardiola's City in Shenzhen on Thursday to round-out the three-team pre-season tournament in China.