Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho expects 'difficult season'

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United beat Young Boys 3-0 in their Champions League Group H match on Wednesday and while upbeat about his team's performance the Portuguese manager took aim at the pitch.

Dalot joined this summer for £19m but Mourinho wants him to ease him into Premier League action.

"Yes, yes, yes. Not only me, I think a lot of managers after that achieved and got the chance to come to the Premier League because they were related to Mourinho", Nuno said with Marco Silva, Andre Villas-Boas and Carlos Carvalhal all having managed in the Premier League and all having had a link to, or friendship with, Mourinho.

"You see the level of the teams - you see Liverpool squad, City squad, Chelsea squad, Tottenham squad, Arsenal improving".

But Mourinho continues to put his faith in Pogba and has made him captain in the absence of Antonio Valencia.

Manchester United will be missing five players for Saturday's Premier League home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Diogo Dalot to be rested, Marcos Rojo and Ander Herrera not fully fit and Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford suspended. He's not going to stop me, he lets you play, and that's one of the criticisms.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba makes his game "all about him", says Graeme Souness, with Liverpool star James Milner a better midfield option as he is a "proper player". It isn't even a question. Having the ball is only half of the game. That comes from training every day, you've got to show the manager that you want (to play). Who would I rather play against?

Pogba was inspirational in France's Russian Federation 2018 success and has scored four goals in all competitions this season despite rumours of a rift with Jose Mourinho.

United have recovered from back-to-back defeats against Brighton and Tottenham to win their last three matches in all competitions, but Mourinho insists he still faces one of the most hard campaigns of his managerial career.

I think this is more the influence of the moment.

And after last Sunday's defeat, in which he was kept very busy, Burnley keeper, Joe Hart, claimed Wolves were the best promoted side he'd ever faced. The guy who works with him every day is not seeing eye-to-eye with him, so he's happy with him.

"I want him to play totally fresh".

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