Manchester United team photograph could be delayed

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Manchester United's official team photograph could be delayed until the autumn, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The report indicates that a number of first-team players could head out of the exit door at Old Trafford over the coming months, meaning that they will let the dust settle before holding the photograph. 

Mourinho, who replaced Dutchman Louis van Gaal at the helm at the end of last season, has quickly changed the dynamic of his side by making a number of new signings. 


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Indeed, the trio of Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have already arrived, while it's expected that the club will also attempt to sign France international Paul Pogba in the immediate future. 

Ultimately, then, a number of the club's underperforming players could move, with the same report indicating that Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Ander Herrera, Memphis Depay, Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj and Juan Mata may have to fight for their futures. 

Mourinho era to begin

It's clear for all to see that the Special One must make a number of key decisions over the coming months as he prepares to mount a title charge.

The players that could move on, then, may have to impress Mourinho throughout pre-season and United have a busy schedule. The players that didn't take part in a major tournament this summer returned for pre-season training on Wednesday.

Mourinho's first game in charge of the Red Devils will come against Wigan Athletic on Saturday 16, before taking on German outfit Borussia Dortmund in China. 

It's fair to say that his third game at the helm - a showdown with Pep Guardiola and Manchester City - will take centre stage on July 25, while his side will come up against Turkish outfit Galatasaray on July 30.

United will take on Everton at Old Trafford on August 3 for Wayne Rooney's testimonial, before battling Premier League champions Leicester City in the Community Shield at Wembley on August 7.

Mourinho's first Premier League game for United will come at the Vitality Stadium against Bournemouth on August 13.

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