Jose Mourinho: 'This season just the start for Manchester United'

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The United coach enjoyed a rollercoaster relationship with the likes of Eden Hazard while at Chelsea, and went so far as to suggest that certain players "betrayed" him in his final game for the Blues - a 2-1 defeat at Leicester in December 2015.

"Such players are certainly very important to the MLS".

"He's an extremely professional sportsman and actually provides you with plenty of quality on the field. I'm hoping for your speedy recovery and hope to see you soon, enchanting us with your football".

He remains defiant and insists only he will make a decision on his future, but things don't look good in reality. "He told me that this is where he had the best time [of his career] and that made me a bit curious". You don't give me everything you have, I ask you for more.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is facing an injury crisis ahead of the Manchester derby.

"They have to and when they do it, I'm happy with them, it doesn't matter how they perform".

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Jose Mourinho: 'This season just the start for Manchester United'

Schweinsteiger said since his arrival he has been "made to feel welcome by everybody in the city and the club", while adding that he hopes to give plenty back on the field.

He said: "That's not for me to make that kind of analysis".

"United may have their injury problems but will be brimming with confidence after a good display at Burnley". It's not like I have any injury.

United will now attempt to finish inside the Premier League top four as well as taste Europa League glory without Ibrahimovic, with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial set to deputise up front.

"I would say it's similar to the Real Madrid one because they were two giants in two hard periods", Mourinho added. I just try to be who I am.

The 35-year-old's impressive debut season in England came to an abrupt halt when he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in last week's Europa League quarter-final victory over Anderlecht.