Manchester United fans react to Jose Mourinho's team vs Galatasaray

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has named his starting XI for the club's pre-season clash against Turkish outfit Galatasaray in Sweden. 

The Red Devils boss has handed Zlatan Ibrahimovic his debut alongside captain Wayne Rooney in attack, while Marcus Rashford has taken up a place on the bench. 

With Chris Smalling on the sidelines, the Portuguese tactician has opted for a defensive pairing of Daley Blind and Eric Bailly. 


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David de Gea starts between the sticks for the first time under Mourinho's regime, while summer recruit Henrikh Mkhitaryan has also been handed a place in the starting XI. 

With the start of the Premier League season just two weeks away, Mourinho will be hoping to see his side produce the goods this evening. 

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Fans react

Unsurprisingly, a number of United supporters opted to respond to the team news by tweeting 'announce Pogba', while others seemed to be pretty excited by the side.

Jose has his say 

Ahead of the clash with Galatasaray, the self-proclaimed Special One hailed the attitude of his new team. 

"The players have been fantastic in their attitude," he told MUTV. "We have done a number of double training sessions, but I am not worried about them being tired on Saturday as the reality is we have to work and are looking at the game tomorrow as one more training session because the players need minutes - we will need to recover from that too."

The United boss also explained why he didn't bring defenders Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Chris Smalling to Sweden. 

"Fosu-Mensah is not so much injured," Mourinho told MUTV. "But he has this little thing that we want to be careful with given that he is young. He is separate from the group until he is 100 per cent back.

"Chris Smalling has had a recurrence of an old injury from the previous season. We shall see what happens, but already he is suspended for the first game against Bournemouth."

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