Jose Mourinho won’t reveal who his preferred centre-backs are


Jose Mourinho has warned that Manchester United's run of three wins in a row has not changed his view that it will be a "difficult" season for the club. Jose Mourinho has galvanised his troops well and he'll be looking to get back to winning ways at Old Trafford too.

"Small things but nothing important, so I would say Marcos Rojo is the one that is still not training with the team and Ander Herrera is not ready to play but is in the final phase of his recovery process".

Mourinho was Nuno's manager while the Wolves boss was a goalkeeper at Porto between 2002 and 2004 and the pair won two league titles, the UEFA Cup and the Champions League together. "We have to give our best if we want to take points from them". They are geared up to get big scalps because they have enough quality and key players work hard. "That's always a good mix".

And after last Sunday's defeat, in which he was kept very busy, Burnley keeper, Joe Hart, claimed Wolves were the best promoted side he'd ever faced.

The plaudits have been coming thick and fast and I'm not surprised. Will United be able to muscle their way to another three points or will Wolves' slick style cause them problems? They're also playing a side likely to play free-flowing, nearly carefree football.

'I'm not saying we are going to have more points than last season because last season we collected a very acceptable level of points. I think the team is more compact, more solid, the spirit, the cooperation, the empathy, the communication - all of that improves in the team and good results bring confidence and I think we are improving as a team.

A resurgent Luke Shaw, returning from the head injury he picked up on worldwide week, continued his excellent start to the season at left-back, while debutant Diogo Dalot impressed on the opposite side of the United defence.

Dalot joined this summer for £19m but Mourinho wants him to ease him into Premier League action. City can't have it all their own way and they need to realise that.

City missed Guardiola's presence on the sideline this week, and for all the talk in the early part of the season that Mourinho was a distraction and a problem, whatever he has said, he has that team behind him now. They haven't been taking their fair share of chances at the other end though. "It is also about getting the right ones and I think they've got good young players and got also good experienced, stable players".