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Jose Mourinho reflects on how pre-season has unfolded so far this summer


Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says pre-season has been "perfect" so far.

Concerned about the fitness level of Juan Mata and Ander Herrera, the Portuguese told reporters that he is not worried about all the travelling his squad had made in July.

They will face Barcelona later on this week before playing Valerenga and Sampdoria.

"It is not a concern [to have a post-match flight again]," he told reporters.

"For us there is not a lot of travel. We have organised the pre-season so we are based in LA for 11 days, which is fantastic.

"We are always in the same hotel, the same training ground. The flights are quite short flights. Now we are on our way back home.

"We are here and now we go to DC, which is halfway home almost. In terms of jet lag it is halfway home. These next three days in DC are not a problem.

"After that we have two more matches to play in Norway and Ireland, travelling on the same day with short flights. I am really happy with our pre-season. If Mata and Ander are not long-term problems then I would say it is perfect."

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