Jose Mourinho loves preseason training in the USA. The facilities at UCLA and the level of competition. Mourinho has spent six summers at the UCLA sports facility in Westwood with Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan and now he is adding Manchester United to that list as United will spend a good portion of their preseason in the USA.
United are expected to once again participate in the International Champions Cup and it is likely that United will play four games in the States during a stay of up to three weeks in the country.
Mourinho shares predecessor Louis van Gaal’s belief that the west coast climate is more conducive to preseason preparations than the more humid and unpredictable summer conditions in the east coast, but while United could still play games in the east, the initial fitness work will be undertaken in California.
Manchester City are also expected to tour the USA next summer, and the two local rivals are expected to meet in the States, a year after the two clubs were denied a derby showdown in China last July because of a waterlogged pitch.
United last toured the U.S. in the summer 2015, when they spent ten days building up their fitness at the Seattle Seahawks’ Virginia Mason Athletic Center.
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