Jose Mourinho reveals why he won't select Diogo Dalot for Wolves


Mourinho believes any post-Russia hangover is mental rather than physical, with World Cup victor Paul Pogba inspiring United to victory in their Champions League opener at Young Boys.

"I want him, in this process of adaptation, I want him to be totally fresh", said Mourinho.

"At this moment, Marcos Rojo is not training with the team, but Herrera is in the final phase of his recovery".

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed two players will miss out on this weekend's Wolverhampton clash due to injury. And I think we are improving as a team. The spirit, the cooperation, the empathy and communication have all improved in the team.

"I am not saying we are going to have more points than last season because last season we collected a very acceptable level of points". Bad results and bad performances make you look more exhausted, more upset, more ugly, more everything. Asked whether this was down to the Lindelöf-Smalling partnership, Mourinho said: "No, I think the team as a team is resolving the defensive problems better than before".

'Football is a little bit like this.

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Alexis Sanchez will be restored to the line-up to face Wolves after sitting on the bench in Bern on Wednesday night.

However, they'll be up against an ambitious Wolves side who have made a solid return to the Premier League having taken eight points from their five games so far having gained promotion from the Championship last season.

But despite that, Mourinho has revealed Dalot will be weaned into the United starting XI, being saved until their Carabao Cup game against Derby County next week.

"Playing for Manchester United is hard enough for a kid of 19-years-old, coming from another country and after an important injury and surgery".

Mourinho's agent, Jorge Mendes, has strong links with Saturday's opponents Wolves, where he works as an adviser to Chinese owners Fosun - and he also represents their Portuguese manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

"I am optimistic, but it will be a hard season, yes", he said. Not just for us, also for the others'. We are going to play better than we did, so that's what we can do.