Manchester United arrive home after pre-season defeat by Bayern Munich
Manchester United touched back down in the UK in the early hours of Monday morning following the latest and final defeat of a miserable pre-season.
Attention for United now turns to the Premier League as they look to catch Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Manchester City side.
United flew back to the UK at 1am on Monday morning, just hours after the clash at the Allianz Arena.
There were reasons for Mourinho to be cheerful, too.
The United manager has overseen a miserable off-season and, speaking after the game on Sunday, he welcomed the return of the Premier League.
‘Finally, it’s over. Finally, such a difficult pre-season is over,’ Mourinho told the club’s website.
‘There was a moment I was looking to the area and there was Axel (Tuanzebe) at centre-back to left, Demetri (Mitchell) at left wing-back, (James) Garner in midfield on the left and (Tahith) Chong.
‘At the same time it was Lewandowski on Axel, Robben on Mitchell, (Leon) Goretzka on Garner and (Niklas) Sule on Chong.
‘It was fantastic, absolutely fantastic. We were playing against their best team, it was their complete squad apart from (Corentin) Tolisso.’