Rooney grabs the ball and drills it down the middle.
“Working hard, training hard and feeling good. Then you need to get the rhythm by playing games.”
But Mourinho won’t be too concerned - a win’s a win and the season proper is now just around the corner.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to make his Manchester United debut in their pre-season friendly against Galatasaray in Gothenburg on Saturday evening.
More defensive reinforcements for Mourinho, though the main ingredient to ensuring this United team are solid seems to be time.
He grew up in Stockport, Greater Manchester and has worked in the local newspaper industry for 27 years.
United’s pre-season has been chaotic at best.
Reports a week ago suggested they were close to signing him and on Tuesday Ibrahimovic refused to confirm whether or not he was set to join United, saying: “You will have to have patience.”
The Turkish side are pinning United back and Mourinho’s men have 10 men behind the ball.
The Swede striker, 34, is yet to feature for United, with Jose Mourinho and Co only playing one match so far this summer – the 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Borussia Dortmund.
Zlatan’s wonder goal aside, it’s a little concerning how easily the Turkish side have overrun the Red Devils.
The game against Dortmund is likely to see the likes of Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaran make their first appearances for United.
The former Stuttgart striker turns well to spin into the box, but Bailly comes across and gets himself between the ball and the man well.
The game should restart in a matter of minutes and Mourinho will want plenty more composure on the ball.
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The pre-season friendly has been set for July 30 at the Ullevi Stadium and, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic reportedly set for a medical at United next week, the striker’s first game could take place in home nation.
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An early goal from debutant Ibrahimovic coupled with a Wayne Rooney brace and late Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata goals saw United ease to victory
Gala now well on to and their passing is pulling United out of shape.
Bar a certain £100million Frenchman and Chris Smalling, who is suspended for the first game of the Premier League season against Bournemouth anyway, this figures to be Mourinho’s first choice XI.
That was as good as it got for United in the first half as Gala took control and the lead heading into the break.
Rooney has started the second half well and is thriving in the hole.
The game will take on more significance given that the Manchester derby in Beijing was cancelled and players will be desperate to impress the Portuguese boss.
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A lovely pass out to Young opens Gala up, but his ball is woeful.
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Several changes about to occur for the Red Devils.
Mourinho has confirmed he was more pleased with the exercise of the friendly than winning the game.
Van Gaal of course made United solid without the cutting edge. Mourinho may find the opposite problem.
And Ibrahimovic claims he can’t wait to play his first game in United colours in his home nation.
United working on their shape a little more now and getting men behind the ball.
He had been expected to represent his country at the Rio Olympics in August.
The Red Devils are also due to face Borussia Dortmund and bitter rivals Manchester City at the International Champions Cup in China ahead of the Gothenburg spectacle.
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Credit to Rashford in the build-up, who will be hoping to prove he can replicate the second half of last season in the upcoming campaign.
The Dutchman lashes a shot through a sea of bodies and De Gea does well to beat it away.
United comprehensively dominated the game until conceding the softest of soft equalisers after 20 minutes. Gala’s second was little better from a defensive point of view.
The build up to this friendly with Galatasaray in Gothenburg was all about that man Ibrahimovic and he delivered and then some with a superb scissor kicked opener inside four minutes of his debut.
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