Jose Mourinho launches impassioned defence of frustrated Alexis Sanchez


Liverpool completed their ICC campaign with a thumping 4-1 victory over Premier League rivals Manchester United, with a stunning Xherdan Shaqiri goal on debut delighting the majority of the 101,254 fans at Michigan Stadium.

Having already faced two defeats in their first games against Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool, City dominated the opening moments but failed to capitalise on their chances as the German champions' Meritan Shabani opened the scoring after 12 minutes. It helps them to understand the game.

"It was better than I would have expected, to be honest".

United move on to Miami to face Real Madrid on 31 July in their final game in the United States before their final pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.

"Matic came from the World Cup with an injury and the time he had to rest on holiday was not enough to resolve the problem", manager Jose Mourinho said. We still played simple and quick, kept them moving. All I can say is that we will try everything we can to be as successful as possible and in the end we will see'.

Mourinho said that Matic has undergone surgery and will miss the start of the season
Mourinho said that Matic has undergone surgery and will miss the start of the season Glyn Kirk AFP

Even by his standards, this was a particularly bleak assessment from the Portuguese, who claimed he is not confident the club will make any more signings in this transfer window, repeating that he wanted two more players, but would be fortunate to get one. "These people, I think they show how much they love their clubs. I think that it's possible I will have one".

'And that one I gave a list to my club five names a few months ago, and I wait to see if it's possible to have one of these players.

"Do you want him to be very happy with the players he has around him?" I would like to have two more players. We played over 90 minutes of really good football on a very hard pitch for both teams.

I can not really remember what I said but I know what I said about the Pogba transfer.

" Liverpool had the majority of their players, and they rotated their players".

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