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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told England to “believe in the process” after their World Cup campaign finished with a 2-0 defeat against Belgium in the third-place play-off on Saturday.

Gareth Southgate’s side surpassed expectations by reaching the semi-finals of the tournament in Russia.

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Even though they come home after back-to-back defeats, Mourinho says the future looks bright.

He said; “What England clearly bring home is a team with a future,” the Manchester United manager told Russia Today. “You can feel and read in the details that the relationship between Gary (Gareth Southgate), Steve (Holland, assistant manager) and the players is a good relationship.

“They have a good base for continuity. Normally England and other teams when they don’t get to objectives they change, but I think England has all the reasons not to do that and give continuity to the process and believe in the process.

“There are three or four players who will not be in the next generation and can be easily replaced by other talents in the Premier League. The future can be very good.

“I wouldn’t be risking a lot by saying at the next World Cup England have conditions to do better.”