Manchester United’s team has supposedly been leaked twice already this season.
The first instance occurred before United’s 3-1 loss at West Ham in September.
And Mourinho’s tactics were also exposed in the 2-2 draw at Chelsea last month – when the Blues supposedly knew United’s plans to utilise Juan Mata in a holding midfield role.
Mourinho was asked in today’s press conference if Romelu Lukaku will start tomorrow’s 12.30pm kick off vs Bournemouth.
And the boss replied: “Ask Samuel.”
The response was in reference to MEN reporter Samuel Luckhurst, who has obtained information about the Manchester United team this season.
Mourinho was said to be fuming after the Chelsea match that his team plan had got out and started an investigation into who was the leak.
But the mood in the press conference was jovial, as Mourinho was then cheekily asked if he could divulge his team News before another leak occurred.
“No, no,” he laughed.
The manager did confirm some of his team news to MUTV before the start of the press conference.
“A very good week. We work tactically, we improve some fitness levels. We improve some of the players that were almost there but not there – Lingard, Alexis – these kind of players, that were already available but not yet at a good level,” he said.
“We trained with our kids too. They mixed with us on one of the days, which is an amazing feeling for them.
“Dalot and Fellaini are still out. The only one that went one step behind was Antonio Valencia with some problem in his knee. But Lingard and Alexis, now i can say ‘ready.’”
Source : EXPRESS