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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

Keane added: "He knows the Premiership".

Referring to the six stars on Dutch TV network ZiggoSport, Blind said: "They are David De Gea, Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, who is now injured, Romelu Lukaku and Henrikh Mkhitaryan".

After Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic was probably the club's second biggest acquisition of the offseason.

"He was great at the end of last season and he has continued that now".

Speaking ahead of Crystal Palace's visit to Old Trafford on Saturday, Mourinho revealed that the France worldwide will not be available for the foreseeable future.

United beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at Old Trafford yesterday to put themselves top of the Premier League for a few hours. "The team is solid, playing well".

United manager Mourinho had previously refused to comment on those reports and claimed he had not even asked for an update about Pogba's status. "We have to wait for them and hope there are not many problems", the Portuguese said.

Antonio Valencia also missed the trip, but it's understood he was being rested, while Paul Pogba is already out until some point next month with a hamstring injury. Over their first four Premier League matches, he had two goals and two assists and seemed ready to kick on for the rest of the season.

Ex-Colchester youth product Ladapo joined Palace from Margate previous year, but has yet to feature in a competitive fixture for the first team.

Roy Hodgson's Palace, on the other hand, are treading water at the foot of the table with six defeats from six games and not a single goal to their name.

Lukaku has made an impressive start to life at United, scoring 10 goals in nine games in all competitions since arriving from Everton. And Ashley Young's resurgence under Jose, is playing a vital role, in transporting us all back - to a time when football was plain and simple, and more importantly jolly good fun to watch. "It shows the manager has trust in me and I've got to repay him and I think I've been doing that in the games I've played".

Marouane Fellaini is "horrible" to play against, admits Steven Gerrard, with the Belgium global proving to be a useful Plan B for Manchester United.

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