I hope they keep up the good results and that United have a good future,” the Portugal international said.
“It’s different times, a different coach and a different culture I think. Different players, a different mentality, and you can see the attitude is not the same.
“Before [when I was at the club], sometimes we didn’t play good football but at the end, we showed that we could do things that other teams couldn’t. The last 15 minutes [of games in those days] was just Man Utd. It was attack, attack, attack.
France squad in full: Alphonse Areola (Paris St-Germain), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Lucas Digne (Everton), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris St-Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Adil Rami (Marseille), Mamadou Sakho (Crystal Palace), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), NGolo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), Steven Nzonzi (Roma), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille).
“But they still have great players they still have time to work on it. They have a great manager so I hope in the future they will get back to their best.”
“There are a lot of new faces, but this is good and it gives hope to others,” Enrique said. “It also shows weve got a big group of players who can come into the squad.
“Alexis Sanchez was much improved against Juventus on Wednesday and it’s no coincidence that there was no Lukaku present.
Without him [Lukaku], rather than booting in a long ball and hoping for the best, the United players are forced to play down the sides and get men in behind,” he said.
“And I’d go as far as to say it’s exciting to watch, they’re playing proper football again! They’re playing what I would call the United way.”
“He has incredible potential, but does not always show it regularly,” Deschamps said after confirming Martial’s return to the international fold.
“He is still a young player, but one who, I hope, is seeing the importance he has taken in Manchester in recent weeks.
And finally, moving into the realms of managerial speculation, the Telegraph suggests Scott Parker could be a surprise contender to replace Slavisa Jokanovic if the Serb is handed his cards. Elsewhere, Antonio Conte is priming his lawyers to take Chelsea to court over monies owed on his contract with the club. The Italian was sacked last summer and remains at loggerheads with the Chelsea hierarchy.
“It depends only on him, he can develop a lot more, he has to do it, and has to change a lot of things to get regular performances through a whole season, or even several seasons.”
Jose Mourinho will address reporters at Carrington today as focus shifts from Juventus and onto Sundays derby.
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