REVEALED: Why Man Utd Mourinho wants 'secret' Old Trafford friendlies

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is planning behind-closed-doors Old Trafford games for his new signings.

The People says Mourinho is aware from his own visits to Old Trafford that the 75,635 capacity stadium can be an intimidating place, and not just for opposing teams.

That’s why he has told ­ground-staff he wants all new ­players joining United to be given a chance to play there before ­making their debut in front of a full house.

The Portuguese boss wants to organise full-scale behind-closed-doors practice matches so new arrivals can get a feel for the playing surface and the scale of the stadium.

But, after consultation with award-winning head ­groundsman Tony Sinclair, he is no longer pushing to have regular training sessions at Old Trafford, after initially deciding to implement them.

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