It’s been a little over a month since Jose Mourinho was officially appointed as the new coach of Manchester United and the Portuguese manager still needs more time to test the waters and find out which formation as well as which players are performing better.
Since taking over at Old Trafford, Mourinho has lead Manchester United to a victory over Wigan Athletic and another triumph over Galatasaray while suffering a defeat after facing off with Borussia Dortmund in the International Champions Cup.
The latest match of Manchester United was against Galatasaray and the Premier League club claimed a 5-2 triumph and Jose Mourinho made a total of 11 substitutions in this friendly encounter as the Portuguese manager still has not truly decided on which combination of players is his most optimal and the 53 year old manager advised his team that they should start getting used to this kind of method.
“Of course Marcus Rashford did well tonight and Ibra showed glimpses of what he can bring but Fellaini and Schneiderlin have trained for two days and I prefer that they are on the pitch.
“If they were not in my plans I would not give them one single minute. We are going to play 60 matches. You cannot do it with 11 players. To be in the squad you have to understand the squad is more important than the individual. You have to be ready. Everything is part of the squad life. “The most important thing was to play and give minutes to the players’’
“They need to play. We lost the week in China and some of the boys who played today trained two days. We made the decision to give them 30-45 minutes feeling that it would be better than a double training session’’ Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho said as he talked about his decision to give playing time to all of his players.