Speaking to MUTV ahead of his pre-match press conference, Mourinho reiterated that Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo were the only unavailable players for the Hammers’ visit to Old Trafford, with all three still recuperating from injuries picked up last season.
Everyone is available except the injuries that everybody knows, so the injuries that come from the previous season with surgeries.
[We have] one more reason to be happy because, in this pre-season, we didn’t lose any player. Every one of the 22, plus the goalkeepers, that started the pre-season is ready for Premier League match one.
Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are both available again after missing United’s defeat against Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup through continental suspension, while Victor Lindelöf, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic are all set to make their Premier League bows at the Theatre of Dreams on Sunday afternoon.
And in his pre-match press conference, Mourinho was asked what it would mean for him and United to win the Premier League. He said:
What does it mean for me to be the Premier League champion? I think it’s the objective of every one of the top teams and every one of the top teams’ managers. I would say I’m really happy to start the Premier League this weekend, because our pre-season was very complete, and I think we are ready.