Manchester United vs Valencia

"I don't think you can resolve something with talking", he said.

"We've seen this now three or four times in ten games (for Manchester United) under Jose Mourinho (and) that's the worrying thing". "If it is the Champions League it is always a big week and a good week", he said. I'm not asking you who did you speak with yesterday or this morning, who was your last phone call, that's a private matter.

"I see so-so but in the little two sessions of training we had [since Saturday] everything was normal, desire to work and play".

United are back in action on Tuesday night with a home match against Valencia in the Champions League.

Manchester United have been struggling in recent weeks, having failed to win any of their last three matches, and pressure has been heaped on the two-time Champions League victor amid reports he has lost the dressing room.

His poor start with Manchester United mirrors that of his final season at Stamford Bridge, where he was only able to amass 12 points from his opening 11 games, leading to the Chelsea board giving him the boot before Christmas.

Rumours in recent days have connected former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane to Old Trafford.

"I think some care more than others", he said.

"After 20 years of football, I am still the kid that I was 20 years ago and I am still naïve, but I still don't believe that a player is not honest".

Sanchez's City snub led to Guardiola targeting Riyad Mahrez, who he eventually signed in the summer after a failed attempt late in the January transfer window. The leaders need to be on the pitch.

"For me, if you talk in the dressing room that doesn't mean anything. Sometimes it can help but most important is on the pitch".

Asked about the reaction of his players to the West Ham defeat, Mourinho added: "Every player is different, no player is the same".

  • Steve Townsend