Coach of the Red Devils team Jose Mourinho was interviewed by Manchester United Television, after his first press conference at the club.
At the press conference, the Portuguese tactician talked about his immediate plans for the club, especially how he planned on returning the club to winning ways as soon as possible considering the recent history of the great club since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
From the interview he granted to Manchester United TV, the summary is that training will begin from Thursday with those available. Some players are still on holidays following their international commitments at the Euro 2016. The coach said he would start training with the group available pending when the others join in and the pre season plans kicks off fully.
On the style of play he would adopt at the club, Mourinho said it would be different. He admitted that his philosophy was different from that of the former coach Louis van Gaal. He said his game would be vertical and that ball possession would be to aid the being vertical not just for the sake of statistics. He admitted that he would take a lot of risks as he was afraid of them.
On signing defender Eric Bailly, Mourinho says he admires the player for being bid yet fast. He also revealed that the English trio of Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford and Chris Smalling who were on international duty in France would travel with the rest of the squad to China but that they would not play when the club faces City rivals Manchester City and German outfit Borussia Dortmund.
For the pre-season friendly at the DW Stadium, the coach said youngsters Axel Tuanzebe and Tyrell Warren would likely be involved as the head of football development John Murtough and Nicky Butt claim the players are good enough to start the first team in few years.