Champions League: Man Utd train ahead of Valencia clash

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"We had a couple of bad ones before that, but in the last three games we have been brilliant".

From the selection of personas available to him in times of alleged crisis, José Mourinho chose the sunny, upbeat one for the press conference ahead of the Champions League meeting with Valencia that could, theoretically, turn into his last game in charge. I don't believe that any player goes onto the pitch not giving his best.

Games like this we should be dominating, creating chances, showing people why we deserve to play for Man United.

"We continued working because I saw every day in the week that the players believe in what we are doing".

They took the lead after five minutes through Felipe Anderson and doubled it just before half-time when Andriy Yarmolenko's shot was deflected in by Victor Lindelof.

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Mourinho's power battle with £89 million (S$160m) midfielder Paul Pogba has drawn the spotlight from Sanchez. And when you are a player, like Mata, who has seen and felt this all before, what are you meant to say?

Spanish side Valencia, competing in the Champions League for the first time in three seasons, are third in the group after losing 2-0 at home against Juventus in their opening fixture.

However, the prolific Frenchman was anxious that Mourinho might think he is plotting a move behind his back and hence, called him to clear the air (h/t Sun).

"If you want the truth I think it was honestly horrendous", Shaw told reporters.

Other next job options for Mourinho includes "Any Chinese Super League Club" at 9/1, former club Real Madrid at the same price, while PSG could prove to be the value bet at 10/1.

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During the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United coach, the Red Devils won 13 Premier League titles, but the club have been struggling since his departure. "I look in the mirror at my mistakes and want to do better".

Unlike numerous other top players in the Premier League, Sanchez enjoyed a summer off as Chile failed to qualify for the World Cup and was tipped to have a big impact at Old Trafford this year.

United's 3-1 defeat at West Ham leaves them tenth on ten points - nine behind leaders Manchester City.

Luke Shaw was willing to talk about his side's performance on Saturday saying, "We didn't look like a team today that was going to beat West Ham".

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