Mourinho: I Handed The Club A Five-Man Shortlist For Transfers

by Steven Clarke July 31, 2018, 3:31
Mourinho: I Handed The Club A Five-Man Shortlist For Transfers

So it was little surprise to see Xherdan Shaqiri grinning from ear to ear after marking his Reds bow with an unforgettable strike as Jose Mourinho's men were swept aside in the final game of the club's tour of the United States.

When Mourinho handed United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a list of five players he wanted to sign this summer, he would have anticipated a minimum of three being delivered to him by the time he returned to pre-season training.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has made some thinly veiled complaints about his club's lack of significant activity in the transfer market this summer.

"I would like to have two more players". "I don't think anything is going to change that". I think [it] is possible I am going to have one.

"I gave a list of five footballers I was interested in to the club months ago and none have come", he revealed. We used to play at Monaco together so I know how he plays.

"If it's's possible, if it's not it's not. If not then we keep fighting and working and believing in the players that we have".

Sadio Mane had given Liverpool the lead with a penalty just before the half-hour mark before Andreas Pereira equalised with a stunning free kick minutes later.

"Smalling? I've no idea", Mourinho said. The reinforcements are Pogba, [Marouane] Fellaini, [Victor] Lindelof, Rashford, Lingard, Matic, [Antonio] Valencia.

"This is not our team, not our squad".

"It's going to be a tough game", he noted.

"This is not our squad".

"Jose has been one of the managers, maybe the top manager - him and Sir Alex Ferguson - to propel this tournament to a new level". So don't look to this. "He wants even his players who have personal commitments to be here".

United's failure to bolster their resources and the absence of several key first team players following the World Cup has forced Mourinho to field several untested youngsters during the USA tour.

"It's not like the gaffer to make an oversight in his match preparations, so it seemed odd that he would inadvertently have played each of us almost 235 miles out of position", Mata continued. We are playing here just to survive and to have some not very happy results. "We've played against quality opponents".

"And the poor man is there trying his best with the frustration of someone who wants more".

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