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Kristopher Nichols
August 11, 2018

Jose Mourinho believes his Manchester United team had nothing more to give as they ended their pre-season with a narrow defeat to Bayern Munich.

"If we don't make our team better, it'll be a hard season for us", Mourinho told MUTV after United's 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich on Sunday.

"If some players are ready, of course we are going to use them but we are not going to take some risks because sometimes for one game, you lose the players for one month or two months and that is (why it is) so important to be clever in the decisions that we are going to take".

Former Arsenal playmaker Nicholas predicted that Mourinho wouldn't last the season at Manchester United after a hard summer. "The players were, once more, brilliant, they could not have done better than what they did", added Mourinho to MUTV. (It was a) fantastic experience for the boys.

"At the same time it was Lewandowski on Axel, Robben on Mitchell, (Leon) Goretzka on Garner and (Niklas) Sule on Chong. Players are not going to be here on Friday and we have to go with best possible team and with a great mentality".

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Brazil worldwide Fred , young full-back Diogo Dalot and experienced goalkeeper Lee Grant have all been signed. Speaking to MUTV Mourinho said: "He wanted it". "The players were, once again, brilliant".

Barcelona's Yerry Mina and Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng are also claimed to be on Mourinho's radar, despite contrasting World Cup performances for Colombia and Germany respectively.

Mourinho still remains hopeful of strengthening his side in the transfer window before the August 9 deadline, with Brazil worldwide midfielder Fred the club's top signing this summer.

Rashford wore the number 10 short, previously the Old Trafford property of the likes of Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Javi Martinez scored the only goal of the game, heading home from a second-half corner.

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