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MANCH­ESTER UNITED man­ager Jose Mour­inho has backed Eng­land to shine at the World Cup due to the depth of ex­pe­ri­ence in the squad. “They have a good group of young but ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers,” Mour­inho told Bri­tish me­dia. “All of them play in the most com­pet­i­tive com­pe­ti­tion in the world, the Pre­mier League, all of them play­ing for the best teams with ex­pe­ri­ence of play­ing in the Cham­pi­ons League, which is a high level of foot­ball, ob­vi­ously.” Mour­inho said favourites Brazil and Ger­many had the most bal­anced squads and he did not ex­pect the World Cup to see a shock win­ner in Rus­sia. “In the end, the top teams in South Amer­ica and Eu­rope are the ones that will be fight­ing for the ti­tle.”

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