Jose Mourinho
Mourinho wants to leave China with every member of his squad still fit.Getty

Jose Mourinho's biggest concern ahead of Manchester United's preseason clash with neighbours Manchester City is ensuring his side return from their tour of China with a clean bill of health.

United suffered a heavy defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Shanghai on Friday (22 July) but are back in action on Monday against their city rivals in an International Champions Cup match. The game pits old foes Mourinho and Pep Guardiola against each other for the first time since taking up their respective roles and the United boss dismissed suggestions there is any lingering animosity between the two.

When asked if he will shake Guardiola's hand ahead of kick off, Mourinho told a press conference broadcasted by MUTV: "Of course, I will shake his hand, why wouldn't I? I don't understand the question to him or me. We were opponents for three years [as managers of Real Madrid and Barcelona] but we are professionals. I don't see why I wouldn't shake his hand."

Mourinho's focus is instead on avoiding picking up any injuries at the Beijing National Stadium on Monday so he has a fully fit squad in training upon their return to Manchester.

"We want to keep calm, play safe, go home and keep the preparation going next week," Mourinho continued. "Manchester City have all their players, but we have seven or eight who are not here and I want to train with the whole group for the Galatasaray, Everton and Leicester City games so that we are ready for the Premier League. A good result means going home without any injuries."

United travel to Sweden to take on Galatasaray in Gothenburg on 30 July before taking on Everton in Wayne Rooney's testimonial match on 3 August. United's 2016-2017 campaign gets underway against Leicester City in their Community Shield clash on 7 August.