Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho has urged his stars, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and the rest of the club’s players to end their World Cup holidays and return to training ahead of the new season.
The Portuguese made the call in the wake of the club’s Saturday’s 4-1 loss to Liverpool in their preseason game.
The Red Devils succumbed to a heavy defeat in Michigan, United States in the fourth leg of their pre-season tour.
Marcos Rashford and Phil Jones cut short their holidays to join United squad in US.
The former Chelsea boss claimed that it was “Liverpool’s first team against Manchester United’s kids.”
He told MUTV, “And I hope somebody wants to do what Rashford and Phil Jones decide to do, which is to be back a little bit earlier to try to help the team because for the start of the season we are going to be a little bit in trouble.
“While we had gasoline we competed. At 1-1, after an hour, or 65 minutes, 70, something like that, gasoline is gone.
“Liverpool is not only about having all their players, it’s also about in previous matches they rotate players.
“45 minutes Salah, 45 minutes Shaqiri, then 45 minutes Fabinho, 45 minutes another one.
“But for Herrera, Mata, Alexis, Darmian, these boys we have, they are like this [motions hand cutting throat]. They cannot give more. So this match was for nothing. Honestly, it was for nothing.”