Sanchez misses start of United's U.S. tour over visa problem

Juan Mata has been recruited to model the 2018/19 home shirt

Juan Mata has been recruited to model the 2018/19 home shirt

José Mourinho has taken a youthful squad to the States as most of his senior players are on holiday due to their participation in the World Cup.

Meanwhile, new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has spoken of his excitement at facing numerous world's leading managers now that he in charge of a Premier League side.

According to Sun (UK), the Red Devils made the 5,200-mile trip to California after the World Cup final showdown on Sunday, July 15. "I'm looking forward to a nice pre-season, we've got our first training session at UCLA so it should be fun", the 35-year-old ex-Stoke keeper told MUTV.

On Sanchez, Mourinho said "he's very sad, it's not good for him or me, not good for anyone".

"Chelsea is one of the most important clubs in the most important championship in Europe", Sarri said when speaking to official club app the 5th Stand on Monday. It's hard to say that to win the World Cup is not good for a player's career.

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Mourinho is eager to add to his attacking options as he plots a tilt at the Premier League title for next season. I have to respect the U.S. authorities in their process and selection of visas. "That's the point about his performance level and contribution to a winning team, is to understand why he was so good especially in the second part of the competition, where he was absolutely brilliant". I hope that he understands why he was very good.

Mourinho has named a squad featuring both young prospects such as Angel Gomes and Ethan Hamilton, but also featuring under pressure stars Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw. "Of course, I'll look at it like that", he said.

"I wanted Ivan Perisic".

"I think three weeks is the minimum they need, which means that they're going to be back in the week when the Premier League starts, which means they're not ready to start the Premier League, which is I think hard to understand, where we could have one more week to prepare everybody".

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