Mourinho targets ‘one more’ Manchester United signing

Mourinho targets ‘one more’ Manchester United signing

Jose Mourinho is not expecting to get what he wants this summer, but the Manchester United manager insists only bringing in one more player is “not a drama”

 


Transfers are arguably chief among the issues as United have so far only managed to bring in Brazil midfielder Fred, raw full-back Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant.

 

Mourinho freely admitted he wants another two new signings in a bid to launch an improved Premier League title challenge by the August 9 deadline, but attempted to downplay the frustrations of only getting one.

 

Asked if he was confident he would get both, the United boss said: “No. I am confident I get one.

 

“I am confident I get one, but I think two I am not going to get which is not a drama.

 

“I think in every pre-season it happens basically the same and probably with every club, which is the manager wants more.

 

“It’s our nature, it’s out way of being — you always want more for your team.

 

“But then club decisions are different and normally you don’t get what you want, which happened basically during all my career.

 

“So, if I get one player until the end of the market, that’s fine.”

 

Mourinho gave United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward his list of “five names a few months ago” and is now playing the waiting game as the deadline creeps closer.

 

Imposing Leicester center-back Harry Maguire and Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld have been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford, as have a variety of other defenders.

 

“More or less I know (my best team),” the United boss told beIN SPORTS.

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