Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that players who are part of his plans are given game time during preseason.
The former Chelsea manager explained that those who are not in his thinking would not be given a “single minute” of action and that could worry the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Adnan Januzaj, who did not feature against Galatasaray.
Speaking to MUTV after the 5-2 win over Galatasaray in Gothenburg, Mourinho was asked about players who came on and whether or not they had demonstrated they are in his plans.
He replied: “Well, if they were not in my plans, I would not give them one single minute. I wouldn’t keep them in my squad.”
To date, only Bastian Schweinsteiger, Chris Smalling and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson are yet to feature under Mourinho.
He added that players with a squad mentality would be valued, explaining: “To be in the squad, you have to understand that the squad is more important than the individual, the club is more important than all of us.