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Mourinho: Strong Man Utd squad sends strong Europa League message

Jose Mourinho feels the fact he has assembled a strong Manchester United playing group for their Europa League opener.

United may have left the likes of Wayne Rooney, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Antono Valencia and Luke Shaw back in England but Mourinho has highlighted the fact his match day squad for Thursday night's meeting with Feyenoord is not littered with inexperienced youngsters as proof he is taking the competition seriously.

"My message to players I bring a very good squad. That is the message," he said.

"To lose we bring kids. We could give experience to (Axel) Tuanzebe and other great boys we have in the squad. But maybe at the moment that would be the wrong message to my players.

"So I bring nearly everybody to give them the right message."

Andrew Slevison
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