Monday, 19 November, 2018

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho not confident of new signings before deadline

Jose Mourinho might not be getting the signings he requested Jose Mourinho might not be getting the signings he requested
Shannon Reynolds | 09 August, 2018, 13:55

Yet a downbeat Mourinho has admitted he may not get the defender he listed as his top priority when he submitted his transfer wish-list last May, as he admitted he was growing exhausted of the endless speculation ahead of transfer deadline day.

Manchester United should be favouring Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld over Leicester defender Harry Maguire, says Rio Ferdinand, while they also need to get the best out of Paul Pogba.

And ahead of his side's Premier League season opener against Leicester on Friday night, Mourinho addressed reporters' questions about whether United would be getting any late business done on deadline day.

"I am still expecting them to be very strong this season, and I actually think that, along with Liverpool, they will be a lot closer to Manchester City this time".

"I am not confident".

"We have only seen him when he has appeared in front of the TV cameras this summer and heard what he has told the media, and I suspect he will behave very differently on the training ground with his players". Despite being quick in making Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant sign on the dotted line earlier this summer, Mourinho's camp have been left frustrated in their pursuit of signing the likes of Harry Maguire, Mina and Jerome Boateng.

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But, according to reports in Bild and kicker as well as on broadcaster Sky, Boateng called United manager Mourinho on Tuesday to inform him he won't move to Old Trafford.

The Portuguese believes runners-up are often portrayed as if they have been relegated and those who finish below them are presented as "serial winners".

But Mourinho has been keen on bolstering his squad further after they finished second last season, 19 points behind champions Manchester City.

"They returned on Monday, trained for four days so you can imagine that they are not really fit and ready but we have needs", he added.

Mourinho did confirm that Alexis Sanchez, who was a highlight for United over pre-season, is fit and firing though.

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