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EPL: Mourinho reveals strikers he’ll use, laments absence of Lukaku, Sanchez

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho has revealed players he will use as strikers at the beginning of the season.

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The former Chelsea boss ruled out Alexis Sanchez for United’s pre-season trip to the United States, adding that Romelu Lukaku would not be available for the start of the season.

Sanchez was unable to travel after he was denied a visa, as a result of a 16-month suspended jail sentence for tax fraud handed down last February.

A number of first-team stars are already set to miss the start of the new Premier League campaign due to World Cup commitments.

When asked if he expected Sanchez to make it over the Atlantic in time for a pre-season campaign that includes fixtures against Milan, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Mourinho replied, “I don’t know can at least join us later.”

Mourinho reveal his plan to name a front three of Juan Mata, Sanchez and Martial when his side begin their league campaign against Leicester City on Friday 10 August.

“it will be important for us to work with [Juan] Mata, Alexis, Martial which we think will be the players to have in attack for the start of the season.

“No [Romelu] Lukaku no [Jesse] Lingard, no [Marcus] Rashford, if Alexis isn’t working with us for 10/15 days it will be very bad.

“It is really bad, really sad, not good for him, it’s not good for me, not good for the team, not good for the organisation for the International Cup, not good for anyone.

“But there is no one to blame, the club is making the effort, I have to respect the US authorities in their process of visa selection.”

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