Jose Mourinho has praised three Manchester United star for their willingness to cut short their holiday to be fit for United’s clash against Leicester City.
The boss has revealed that Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones all cut short their post World Cup holiday by three days to return to pre-season training.
The half of United squad will be absent for the US with Mourinho facing headache to select his line-up.
“We start the Premier League in nine days,” said Mourinho. “These are the players that we have, plus Victor Lindelof, who started training two days ago.
“Plus we have Rashford, Jones and Lukaku because they gave to the group and to the team three days of their holidays, so they’re coming back three days early to try and be available for the team.
“And with the fantastic spirit we have in the majority of the players, I repeat: in the majority of the players, we have a fantastic spirit, we go with everything we have to go to the Premier League.
“Alexis Sanchez is fresh, the way the man is running, I think he is in fantastic condition so let’s look at it from a positive side and wait for Lindelof, Rashford, Lukaku and Jones.
“They’re not prepared, but they will be back and that’s the spirit we need, because our first two or three weeks in the Premier League are going to be really hard for us because we didn’t prepare for that.”