It’s safe to say that Jose Mourinho won’t be missed by some who attend Stamford Bridge on a frequent basis.
Mourinho gave debuts to summer signings Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who arrived at a cost upwards of £55million, and saw plenty to please him.
The 20-year-old joined United’s youth system from PSV Eindhoven in 2011 but has struggled to force his way into the first team, making just four substitute appearances in the Premier League under Louis van Gaal last season.
Mourinho is determined to be careful with Rashford and wants him to train rather than play in United’s two games in China against Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City.
It was Mata who intercepted Wigan goalkeeper Jussi Jaakelainen’s pass to assist Will Keane for United’s opener.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Rashford, who did not feature in Saturday’s win against Wigan Athletic in order to rest following recent global commitments, said that “it means a lot to be going” on his first pre-season tour with the senior squad.
West Brom and Hull City are vying for the signature of James Wilson with Manchester United only looking for a loan deal initially.
The 30-year-old striker added: ‘I’m excited. He has shown the potential we saw when we made a decision to buy him.
Mourinho is reportedly trying to change the date for the Sunday fixture at Stamford Bridge, because United have a Europa League game on the previous Thursday.
“I think you always feel pressure when you play for Manchester United”, Rooney told reporters.
‘I think you always feel pressure when you play for Manchester United, ‘ said Rooney at a Gulf Oil event in Shanghai after United flew in to begin their eight-day tour of China.
“Hopefully we can have a good start to the season and be successful at the end of it”.