Mourinho Avoids FA Punishment For Comments After United - Newcastle Clash

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Jose Mourinho's side have endured a tough start to the campaign and now sit in eighth position, having clocked up 17 points so far.

The Red Devils have managed to remain unbeaten in their last three Premier League games after losing three of their opening seven top-flight games.

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"I watched something amusing in [Valencia's] Instagram where he says 'work, work, work in the gym, '" Mourinho said. "But by the end of December, which is the end of the first half of the Premier League, we are not going to be in the position we are now, will be a better position".

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United are languishing in eighth place in the table, five points from a Champions League qualification position, as they prepare to visit Bournemouth on Saturday.

The Red Devils have not been very convincing since the start of this season - with many blaming the problem on the manager, Jose Mourinho.

Francis, whose side are only six points behind the top two in Manchester City and Liverpool, said his team needed to push United.

"When you are outside the top four I don't believe you should speak about the title", Mourinho said.

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"I don't think he deserves more than what he got", Mourinho said. His availability will be something to monitor closer to kick-off time.

"These games are the ones we can grab by the scruff of the neck and take to Man United", he said.

United are plotting structural changes to improve the way they recruit players which could mean the appointment of a technical director in the future. One thing is top talent, another is a top player. He has also been fast-tracked into the England team to play in the last two major tournaments and has already got winners' medals in the FA Cup, League Cup and the Europa League.

Manchester United's game at the Stamford Bridge versus Chelsea was one of the most entertaining ones this season, even more so due to the drama that marred the game in stoppage time outside the tunnel.

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