Mourinho and his Man Utd squad gather at the Lowry as they gear up for crunch showdown with Burnley

Mourinho offered a quick thumbs up as he and his Manchester United charges strode into the Lowry on the eve of their crunch clash against Burnley.Mourinho and Co head into Sunday’s fixture at Turf Moor with just three points from as many games — United’s worst start to a Premier League campaign since 1992 — and pressure is mounting.

An insidious atmosphere threatened to boil over at Old Trafford on Monday evening after Tottenham took a three-goal lead, however it dissipated when Mourinho stayed behind to applaud the supporters who cheered his name in the dying minutes.Make no mistake, United need to take all three points away from the Clarets on Sunday to ease the dark cloud which appears to be hovering over the the 13-time Premier League champions.

United’s superstars arrived at the Lowry hotel in Manchester on Saturday evening, steely-eyed and focused before preparations for Sunday’s clash were finalised.

Star men Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku all donned their black and red United tracksuits as they marched into the building, all certainly hoping to make a telling impact on Sunday afternoon.

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