Manchester United set for more pre-season tours in the USA

Chris Wheeler for MailOnline

Jose Mourinho will urge Manchester United chief Ed Woodward to let the club tour America more often in future rather than going back to Asia.

Mourinho has based his teams out of Los Angeles in seven of the last 14 summers as manager of Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and now United.

He believes that the facilities at the UCLA campus and warm Californian climate offer a more relaxed environment for his players than the intense humidity of rainy season and fervent interest awaiting them in Asia.

Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to tour America in a bid to avoid another Asia trip

Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to tour America in a bid to avoid another Asia trip

United face Manchester City in the International Champions Cup in Houston in the early hours of Friday, a year after their meeting in China was cancelled because of the state of the pitch in Beijing.

United also hit travel problems due to bad weather and found that training facilities were not up to standard.

Mourinho will put pressure on Woodward and ICC organisers Relevent Sports to let United come back to the US more often.

‘The best, the best,’ said Woodward when asked about the facilities in America. 

‘I will try everything with my club to be back because, with all the respect, Asia is beautiful, commercially it’s fantastic for the clubs, but the conditions to work are completely different.

‘Here is about the facilities and organisation and everything is perfect so we are going to try to persuade the club and Relevent to bring us back again.’ 

Manchester United have played two games in America with a further two more to follow

Manchester United have played two games in America with a further two more to follow

Manchester United have played two games in America with a further two more to follow

Mourinho will put pressure on Ed Woodward to let United come back to the US more often

Mourinho will put pressure on Ed Woodward to let United come back to the US more often

Mourinho will put pressure on Ed Woodward to let United come back to the US more often


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