Jose Mourinho provides tactics for pre-season clash against Real Salt Lake

by Tanveer Arayan

Jose Mourinho has revealed his tactics ahead of Manchester United’s second game of Tour 2017 against Real Salt Lake.

The Portuguese boss guided his side to a 5-2 victory over LA Galaxy on Saturday and will be hoping for a similar result once again when both sides meet at the Rio Tinto Stadium.

He initially played a back three for the opening game of pre-season, but has confirmed he will switch to a more familiar back four and will continue to try different players in different positions.

“We are not going to repeat in the next match the experience [of LA Galaxy], so players [will be] playing in different positions and thinking football in a different way, and being organised in a different way. We are also going to play with four at the back,” he said.

“We will work with the same principle – 45 and 45 [minutes] and, if there is a chance to give five or 10 minutes to another kid, it’s always good for them.”

Man United play seven matches as a part of this tour, following the game Real Salt Lake game, the side will face Manchester City in Houston on 20 July, Real Madrid in Santa Clara on 23 July, Barcelona in Washington DC on 26 July, Valerenga in Oslo on 30 July and Sampdoria in Dublin on 2 August.

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