Mourinho Reveals Man Utd's New Captain

Paola Ditto
Luglio 22, 2018

Chong won the Jimmy Murphy Team Player of the Year award at the end of the 2017/18 season, the award for the best U23 player, previously won by Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

"Fred, you know we did it quite a long time ago, we started the process a long time ago", Mourinho said in Los Angeles.

Mourinho also suggested that Antonio Valencia would become club captain, taking over the role from Michael Carrick, who retired and joined United's coaching staff.

"And when he doesn't play, we have to make decisions - it depends who is on the pitch".

Jose Mourinho's men played out a 1-1 draw with Club America on Thursday during which Juan Mata scored a late equaliser and Tahith Chong impressed with a cameo off the bench.

On the topic of Sanchez, Mourinho said: "It is really bad, really sad, not good for him, for me, the team", the manager said.

The Portuguese is without a host of his World Cup players in the United States as Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Marouane Fellaini, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof and Ashley Young enjoy a break after their extended exploits in Russian Federation, with David De Gea, Nemanja Matic, new signing Fred and Alexis Sanchez set to join the squad in the next few days. If [Chris] Smalling is playing, if Ashley Young is playing, if [Ander] Herrera is on or [Juan] Mata is. "But for me, I don't care too much about the captaincy, I care more about the life in the dressing room". "I wanted to prove something to me, show that the period before the tournament in which I, for whatever reason, did not play, it was unjustified".

Organisers had to shut the top tier of the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona because of poor ticket sales. "He's one of the good kids we have, but it's not for today but for the tomorrow - he's a good kid".

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