Date: 5th August 2016 at 4:31pm
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Jose Mourinho held his press conference, at the Carrington training ground ahead of the Community Shield against Leicester City, at Wembley, this Sunday.

It was probably inevitable following the events of the past forty-eight hours whereby Mourinho has been criticised by some notable figures in European football for his treatment of Bastian Schweisteiger that questions relating to the midfielder would be forthcoming.

But with the media probing Jose, our boss gave a reasonable explanation as to why Schweinsteiger has been banished from the first team squad with Jose remarking to those assembled,

‘What is happening? It happens at every club on the world. The manager decides his squad.

‘I choose a certain number of players to face the season, that is it. I like to work with 20+3 keepers – I have done it for 15 years.

‘We have so many players but so many competitions and the Europa League changes a lot. We could play 15 matches in it, on Thursdays, and there is normally Premier League on Sundays. I have made a decision to have 23+3. It is still a lot. I had to make my decisions.’

But obviously not 24+1 Jose, over to you Mr Karl-Heinz Rummenigge!