Manchester United training at Carrington ahead of Young Boys clash

Manchester United training at Carrington ahead of Young Boys clash

Mourinho has already watched his side draw with Valencia and lose 1-0 to Juventus, so it's safe to assume he'd be disappointed if they failed to break their duck.

The United manager stopped short of using such cutting soundbites on the eve of the Young Boys encounter but shed a light on the issues he faces. I don't feel pressure to play at home.

"I want the team to start strong, go strong on the opposition, not to be waiting", he said. "People think that 'Jose told them to start slow, Jose told them to play nice and easy to wait and see what happens or to be losing for them to react.' It is exactly the opposite".

"If you feel pressure stay at home - and when I say home, I don't say stadium home, I say home home and watch on TV". I want the team to start strong, I want the team to have a go immediately and it is a bit frustrating.

Mourinho also revealed that the club's travel plans have been changed after embarrassing issues getting through Manchester traffic to Old Trafford in each of their previous home Champions League games, leading to him walking to the stadium on one occasion.

"I would say if we have him for the Christmas period, where we need if possible every player to be available for that hard period until the Newcastle match on 2 January, if we can have him available for that period it will be good".

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"So, yeah, of course, we're more focused on Tuesday".

Before focusing on the clash against their Swiss opponents, Mourinho was asked in his press conference about the disappointing 0-0 draw at home against Crystal Palace on Saturday as his team are now seven points off the top four in the Premier League. "Manchester United were always the Red Devils at home so we expect a very hard game". I want to play this game as a knockout game, that we have to win tomorrow.

"Of course, we're going through a bad stage at the moment but that's why I signed my contract, because I know good things are coming our way and hopefully that's sooner rather than later". "You need that aggression and intensity in the midfield, which, to be honest, we don't have".

"He will be out for quite a while", said United's manager.

Jones, Marcos Rojo has some little injury and Victor a proper injury that will keep him out for a while, so Jones, Smalling and Bailly are the three we have.

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