Picture: Jose Mourinho at Carrington taking Manchester United training

by Sam Peoples

We’ve seen Jose Mourinho smiling on the Old Trafford pitch at his unveiling, we’ve seen him smiling in his first press conference and now Manchester United have released the first photo of him taking a training session at Carrington.

Mourinho has been hard at work since last week with Man United’s players ahead of our pre-season opener against Wigan Athletic on Saturday and there are only a couple of days preparation left now before the curtain raises on Mourinho’s United career.

After two years under Louis van Gaal, United’s players are likely to get plenty more freedom with the Portuguese boss in charge because although he’s renowned for parking the bus when he needs to, Mourinho undoubtedly encourages a far more flowing style of football in attack.

Excitement is continuing to build ahead of the Premier League season opener away to Bournemouth but with pre-season games against Wigan, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Galatasaray coming before that, there’s lots of opportunity for players to impress the new boss.

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