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Manchester United stars arrive for training as they bid to avoid making it five Premier League games without win ahead of Fulham while Jose Mourinho insists he did a 'fantastic job' guiding them to second last season

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 3 days ago Amitai Winehouse For Mailonline

Manchester United's stars have turned up to training at Carrington as they prepare for their game against Fulham.

They have a huge task ahead of them at Old Trafford on Saturday, knowing that a win will be the only way to avoid making it five Premier League games without picking up a victory.

The north west side have drawn their last three games — against Arsenal, Southampton and Crystal Palace. 

a car parked on the side of a road: Luke Shaw drives through a puddle outside of Carrington as he arrives for the training session

Luke Shaw drives through a puddle outside of Carrington as he arrives for the training session
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United's players drove through wet conditions on Friday morning in order to reach the training ground. 

The likes of David de Gea, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku and Phil Jones were all spotted on their way in.

Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera and Ashley Young were also in attendance. 

While United are currently down in eighth in the top flight, manager Jose Mourinho insisted he did a 'fantastic job' in taking second place in the Premier League last season.

Asked why he still believed last season's second placed finish to be a significant achievement, Mourinho replied: 'Because a team – and I'm not speaking about our own situation – can finish 10th and a manager feels like a champion. 

a car parked on the side of a road: Striker Romelu Lukaku steers his way into the training ground ahead of the training session

Striker Romelu Lukaku steers his way into the training ground ahead of the training session
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UNITED'S NEXT FIVE LEAGUE GAMES 

December 8 vs Fulham (h)

December 16 vs Liverpool (a)

December 22 vs Cardiff (a) 

December 26 vs Huddersfield (h)

December 30 vs Bournemouth (h) 

'If you speak with David Wagner, Rafa Benitez, Claudio now, and tell them you are going to finish 10th, they will feel like a champion.

'I made a fantastic job, I stayed in front of teams with more potential than my team, last season we finished second and I felt we stayed ahead of teams with more potential than us.'

Mourinho also admitted that there would be 'no excuses' if his side fail to beat the side bottom of the Premier League. 

a car parked on the side of a road: Goalkeeper David de Gea shows up for the session at Carrington in a new Aston Martin car © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Goalkeeper David de Gea shows up for the session at Carrington in a new Aston Martin car a car parked on the side of a road: Juan Mata will hope to play when Claudio Ranieri's Fulham visit Old Trafford on Saturday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Juan Mata will hope to play when Claudio Ranieri's Fulham visit Old Trafford on Saturday

'I want to be positive and think we are going to win,' added Mourinho. 'But if we don't, give credit to the people that deserve credit. 

The game is not going to be 11 against zero, it's going to be 11 against 11, good players in the other side.

'The position, the points sometimes don't say much about the real potential of the team, of one of the two most important managers in the history of the Premier League, so they have the potential to come here tomorrow and to give us a very difficult match.' 

a car parked in a parking lot: Marcus Rashford had the perfect car to negotiate the wet conditions on Friday morning © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Marcus Rashford had the perfect car to negotiate the wet conditions on Friday morning The roads around the training ground were flooded as the players drove in for training © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The roads around the training ground were flooded as the players drove in for training

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