United new-boy Ibrahimovic to miss China tour

Manchester United have left Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Marouane Fellaini out of their squad for a pre-season tour to China.

United are interested in the France worldwide, whose agent Mino Raiola - who also acts for summer signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan - is in Italy.

The proliferation of both Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as readily available alternatives have put paid to Keane's prospects at the club, despite him scoring the very first goal of Mourinho's tenure last weekend against former loan club Wigan.

If he's not careful, people will start saying Jose Mourinho doesn't give young players that many opportunities to play first team football.

The former Chelsea manager also likened the Ivory Coast worldwide to defender Raphael Varane, whom he coached at Real Madrid.

The Manchester United manager's Euro celebrations where interrupted when crook Gabor Roman, 25, broke into the luxury Westminster town house where he was watching the game on July 10.

Jose Mourinho and his 25-man squad are set for friendlies in front of huge crowds against Borussia Dortmund at the Shanghai Stadium and local rivals Manchester City at the Beijing National Stadium.

"I am happy with the squad I have got and it's hard to improve on it", Zidane said.

There are other youth players such as Tyrell Warren, who was another man pinpointed as deserving of a chance against Wigan by Mourinho, that will not be going to China.

But the United manager will nevertheless have gained satisfaction, and information, from the game with the new playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the first Armenian to play in the Premier League, particularly bright in the ppening exchanges.

Swift, who scored nine times to help the Blues lift the U21s Premier League title in 2013, understands the high level of expectation in west London means that managers are under massive pressure to win trophies.

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