New Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he is committing all of his time to preparing for the new season. The 53-year-old manager replaced Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford in May and has admitted he is working flat out to get United back to the top.

Mourinho was due to coach a team at the 2016 Soccer Aid match, but has revealed he pulled out of that commitment to focus his attention on the Red Devils. He did however apologise in his programme notes ahead of the high-profile charity game at Old Trafford.

"I'm sorry I couldn't be more involved tonight and I was sorry not to enjoy training with the England boys this week, but I am so happy and involved at beginning my job at Manchester United that all the time I have right now is working time!" the new United boss explained, according to Sky Sports.

"But I want to enjoy the game with... the crowd on this fantastic day at my house, Old Trafford."

Mourinho has reportedly been handed a transfer kitty worth around £200m ($288.6m) in order to get United back to the top of English football. The club are said to be in negotiations for Sweden's record-breaking goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is available on a free transfer.

Meanwhile, United are also reported to be in talks with Villarreal over the transfer of their highly-rated Ivorian defender Eric Bailly, who is able to play across the back four.