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Jose Mourinho Looking To Take Advantage Of International Break To Recharge His Squad

The international break can be a highly frustrating time for a football fan. The international game, outside of major championships, has fallen a long way from where it used to be and is now an ugly interruption in the otherwise glimmering Premier League calendar.

The doldrums of a weekend away from domestic football can be a hard time for any fan, however, can do wonders for their respective team come the return of league football. That scenario is exactly the case for Manchester United in the current context.

For weeks now Jose Mourinho has been bemoaning their fixture schedule, a price to pay for success, however, having navigated his way through the period successful, aside from the FA Cup disappointment, the former Chelsea manager can now sit down and prepare his side for the Premier League run in.

Having finally moved away from sixth place in the league, the Red Devils now have their sights firmly on the top four, and with a Manchester Derby still to come, amongst other tantalising clashes, there is plenty to play for, before you even think about the Europa League. If you plan to bet on United in the Europa League or if you feel like wagering on the upcoming big horse races why not take advantage of the Grand National betting offers

The Champions League is imperative to Mourinho’s plan for the club going forward, regardless of how he achieves it Europe’s top club competition is a key part of the progression next season as they look to return to the top of the pile both at home and abroad.

Many of his players will, of course, be away from their domestic base over this break, however, there still remains a core of players at Carrington whom Mourinho can work with to ensure that, once the squad is back to capacity, they are fresh and ready to drive on for the run-in.

What has cost the red half of Manchester so dearly this season is their tendency to throw away points with a home draw. With 11 games to go there is no room for such slip ups anymore, and with the Europa League still on the calendar, as a quarter final tie with Anderlecht awaits, now more than ever the Portuguese will need his entire squad to be on the ball.

Should the manager be able to give his players the kick they require during this refreshing break from club football, there is no reason they can once again penetrate that elusive top four and go onto lift the second trophy of Mourinho’s Manchester United career.