ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Jose Mourinho is on his way to the Sunshine State with Manchester United, but it might be time to prepare for rain and storms when he plays against Real Madrid in Miami ahead of Tuesday's friendly.
Nothing seems to improve the mood of the United manager, and after his team suffered a 4-1 defeat in the International Champions Cup against Liverpool in Ann Arbor, Florida could face hurricane Jose this week.
He made an unfortunate appearance during United's two-week trip to the United States after suffering a series of problems in California since the beginning of this month.
And in Ann Arbor he once again complained about the strength and depth of his tour squad and the lack of summer signings, the standard of officials ̵
Mouri Nho is to blame for everything, but he accepts responsibility for none of it, and he begins to temper himself.
Having been responsible for two years after saying that he has learned nothing from this game, it does not bode well for the young players in his squad to convince Mourinho that they have a future in Old on this tour Trafford can have.
Andreas Pereira, whose free-kick led in the first half after Sadio Mane's penalty shoot-out, impressed in midfield. Timothy Fosu-Mensah also suggested that he could cover the injured Antonio Valencia and Diogo Dalot on the right-back.
Both players spent last season on loan at Valencia and Crystal Palace, but said five before the game The starting eleven would be loaned again, Mourinho's comments after the game indicated that none of them had a chance to beat him to convince them that they could be valuable members of his squad this year.
Where Juergen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, In the Matchnews conference Mourinho praised the promising young talents of Sheyi Ojo and Ben Woodburn and could say nothing positive about United's up and coming players.
"This is not our team, not our team," he said. "We start the game with almost half of the players who are not part of our squad, this is not our squad, not even 30 percent of my squad, so it does not look that way. " Today we have four or five players who are dead because they care about the club, they try to give everything to the team, risk themselves because they do not want to let all children play alone against Milan, Liverpool and Real Madrid.
"What brought me this game? Nothing."
Eric Bailly, Mourinho said, raised his last-minute hand to "dodge a boy" after Chris Smalling signaled an injury before the game.
But even the Ivorian center-half became faint praise and considerable There was a dose of negativity when Mourinho was asked if he had shown leadership.
"I do not do it." I think he's the leader, "Mourinho said. "I do not think that can change that."
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"But I think he's a teammate, a great boy and an honest man – honest to do anything for the team and that's why we still have him and why he's with us stay because football teams need people like him. "
United have now played four games in the USA and only won one of them – on penalties against AC Milan – this defeat against Liverpool will do little to boost confidence Real in Miami (19659002) Mourinho must due to his World Cup Commitments to numerous first-team players and Nemanja Matic, who returned to the squad last week, will miss the start of the season following an operation in Philadelphia for an unspecified injury.
Mourinho wants more new arrivals to the three – Fred, Dalot and goalkeeper Lee Grant – who have signed up so far, but guess what? He does not have much hope of getting what he wants.
"I would like to have two more players," Mourinho said. "I think I will not have two."
"I think it's possible that I have one. I gave my club a list of five names a few months ago, and I'm wondering if it's possible to have one of these players.
"If it is possible, it is possible, if not, we will continue to fight and work and believe in the players we have."
However, the belief in the players he has turns out to be Problem because few have escaped from Mourinho's criticism. All they hear is the manager's negativity and complaints, and she and the club and its supporters need something positive.
A bit of sunshine, maybe.