With seven players from Manchester United's squad reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup and now on a well-deserved break, Jose Mourinho has been forced to turn to youth during their pre-season tour of America.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly set his sights on signing Toni Kroos from Real Madrid after accepting that Gareth Bale won't be leaving the European champions.
One man who would have been happy with his performances in Russian Federation will be Man United manager, Jose Mourinho.
However, United do not want him to join a Premier League rival.
The relationship between the two is at breaking point with Mourinho increasingly frustrated by Martial's poor performances and the Frenchman far from enamoured with his manager's criticism and selection policy.
"He could be an important player for us, but let's wait".
Mourinho said it was easier for a player to keep improving his game as his side progressed at the World Cup.
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"Knowing Anthony the way I know him I think if you can get the best out of him, he's up there ability-wise with the best in the league".
The forward impressed for Croatia at the World Cup in Russian Federation earlier this month, attracting interest from some of the biggest clubs in the world. So against Leicester and Brighton the situation is not incredible for us.
"I think the World Cup is the flawless habitat for a player like him to give (their) best".
However, the pre-season tour is still in its early stages and the Portuguese boss could change his mind if the forward proves his worth especially in terms of output.
While Croatia and Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic was Mourinho's priority target, Rebic has emerged as a more realistic solution target for the Red Devils.