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How Jose Mourinho is keeping his United squad focused

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Jose Mourinho has been keeping his Manchester United squad focused with new drills and exercises at the Aon Training Complex, to ensure there is no complacency in the final few weeks of the season.

The Reds welcome bottom-placed club West Bromwich Albion to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, in the first of six remaining games in the Premier League.
Despite the thrilling comeback victory over runaway leaders Manchester City in last weekend's derby, securing second place remains the aim as United go in search of a sixth successive league win.
At his pre-match press conference on Friday, the boss was asked how important it is for players to compete for a place in his starting line-up and whether he has sensed any complacency in training this week.

“I didn’t, because I was not complacent,”
he said.
“I was working really hard, because I tried to build motivational training sessions with new exercises, with things that could motivate them, with little tactical things that I know for the players is motivation.

I try to raise the levels of training and I think I managed to do it, because I'm really pleased with all of the days this week.

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Mourinho confirmed he has a full complement of outfield players for Sunday's visit from the struggling Baggies, with only goalkeeper Sergio Romero ruled out through injury again. That inevitably means some established stars will miss out on a place in the matchday squad of 18 but when asked if keeping everyone happy is one of the most difficult parts of his job, he replied:
“No, no. It's just football.”

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The boss has confirmed that everyone is fit for Sunday's match, except Sergio Romero.

“We cannot have 11 players [in the entire squad]. It would be amazing, also economically for the football clubs to have only 11 players and to always play with the same 11, with no injuries and no suspensions and no fatigue or nothing.

It would be better for everyone to have only 11 players, but it's not possible, so in every club at every level from the top of the world to the amateur football clubs, you need more than 11 players and only 11 can start. It’s as simple as that – there is nothing I can do [about it].

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