Watch: Jose Mourinho shows of shooting ability in Man United training

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Jose Mourinho might have a CV that ranks him amongst the best managers in the business but, unlike many of the world's top bosses, the Manchester United manager has very little playing experience to his name.

The 53-year-old did play in his native Portugal for a few years in the '80s but, after failing to make much of a mark, opted for a career in coaching instead.

However, almost 30 years removed from his last game - for Comércio e Indústria in 1987 - Mourinho showed that he still has something about him as he put on his shooting boots during United's training session in Turkey on Wednesday evening.

Despite the Red Devils' poor run of form of late - they've won just one of their last seven Premier League fixtures and have failed to score in the past three games in England's top division - Mourinho appeared in relaxed mood ahead of United's Europa League group game against Fenerbahce this evening.

And, in a video uploaded by the Manchester club's official Twitter account, the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss showed that maybe he is the answer to United's struggles in front of goal...

Granted, there is no sign of David De Gea - or even backup Sam Johnstone - in between the sticks as Mourinho takes aim. Nevertheless, the veteran manager shows good accuracy as he finds the side netting with a strike from distance.

You just know he isn't going to let any of the United players or staff forget about that one in a while.

Hitting the target

The ironic thing about Mourinho's tidy long-range finish is just how badly his players have been struggling to find the back of the net in recent weeks.

As mentioned, they're without a league goal in three games and had a phenomenal 39 attempts on goal in their most recent fixture, against Burnley this past Saturday, without getting on the scoresheet.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic currently enduring the most barren spell of his career in almost a decade - he hasn't scored in seven games now - perhaps the Red Devils manager is considering naming himself in the starting XI for their European fixture.

He has, after all, previously played down the importance of doing well in the Europa League by rotating his squad for the mid-week games.

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