Mourinho to ration Dalot appearances for Manchester United

Manchester United Wolves

Manchester United Wolves

José Mourinho believes Manchester United are resolving "defensive problems" better because of a concerted team effort rather than Victor Lindelöf and Chris Smalling being selected as the centre-back pairing in their run of three successive victories.

Will Man United continue their resurgence with another win or will Wolves claim their first major scalp of the season?

Wolves held their own against Manchester City last month, drawing 1-1 at Molineux, and Nuno said: "There is no game I recall that we changed".

Jose Mourinho indicated on Friday (Sep 21) that he will ration Diogo Dalot's Manchester United appearances despite an impressive midweek debut in the Champions League.

Wolves, however, have won their last two Premier League games and are out to make it three in a row in the top-flight for the first time since March 1980.

Pressed on whether the 29-year-old needed to raise his game.

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What did you make of City's performance against Lyon? We will try to reduce the impact and give the players what they need and hopefully it will work well.

Jose Mourinho's side were plunged into a relative crisis in the early stages of the season as they suffered back-to-back defeats to Tottenham and Brighton.

Having started Manchester United's opening Champions League game of the new season against Young Boys on Wednesday, Martial scored his side's third and final goal of the night in Switzerland. I don't want to say was [Eric] Bailly or [Phil] Jones and is now Smalling or Lindelöf. "He plays Tuesday again", Mourinho was quoted as saying by the Mirror.

"A team that yesterday looked very bad, today looks very good and yesterday looked very good, today looks very bad".

"I think the team is more compact, more solid".

"But I think he showed to those who didn't know him very well that he's not a player to be here just for rotation; he's a player to be here for competition, for positions".

"It's more about the moment and the momentum is very important in the positive and negative way".

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