Man Utd boss Mourinho admits centre-half problems

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed centre-half problems going into the new season.

He has confirmed Chris Smalling will miss the Premier League opener at Bournemouth rather than the Community Shield against Leicester City, contrary to earlier reports. But Smalling is also carrying an injury.

“(Tim) Fosu-Mensah is not so much injured,” Mourinho told MUTV. 

“But he has this little thing that we want to be careful with given that he is young. He is separate from the group until he is 100 per cent back.

“Chris Smalling has had a recurrence of an old injury from the previous season. We shall see what happens, but already he is suspended for the first game against Bournemouth.”

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