Sport Signings have not improved United, claims Mourinho

16:21  10 august  2018
16:21  10 august  2018 Source:   goal.com

Mourinho 'very happy' with United squad, claims Herrera

  Mourinho 'very happy' with United squad, claims Herrera Jose Mourinho's comments on transfers have not disrupted the Manchester United dressing room, as Ander Herrera believas his boss is happy.Ander Herrera believes Jose Mourinho is happy with his Manchester United squad, despite the manager's apparent transfer frustrations.

Deadline day passed without Manchester United landing the centre-half Mourinho so badly wanted, leaving him to deliver some typically Two of those signings have been centre-backs – Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof, costing about £30m each – and both are young and good enough to improve .

Jose Mourinho does not expect Manchester United to make any signings on the Premier League's transfer deadline day. Barcelona's Yerry Mina and Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng are also claimed to be on Mourinho 's radar, despite contrasting World Cup performances for Colombia and

Mourinho - cropped: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho © Provided by Goal Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho does not believe Manchester United's three signings in the close season have improved their squad.

United, who finished second in the Premier League last term, brought in goalkeeper Lee Grant, defender Diogo Dalot and midfielder Fred, but Mourinho is thought to have wanted a new centre-back and has openly criticised the club's failure to back him.

Ahead of the Red Devils' league opener against Leicester City, Mourinho claimed he is working with essentially the same group as in 2017-18.

"It is the same, the same squad as last season," Mourinho told Sky Sports.

Mourinho: No deadline day signings at Manchester United

  Mourinho: No deadline day signings at Manchester United Manchester United have been linked with Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld and Jerome Boateng but Jose Mourinho does not expect more arrivals.Jose Mourinho does not expect Manchester United to make any signings on the Premier League's transfer deadline day.

Mourinho claimed last weekend that United face 'a difficult season' if they can't add at least one player after asking Old Trafford chief Ed Woodward for two new signings .

Mourinho reveals he wants more Man Utd signings Man Utd boss Mourinho warns over short deadline It would give United the improved quality they need in the fullback positions, along with a lot of new options in central midfield.

"We changed the goalkeepers with Lee because Joel [Pereira, loaned to Vitoria de Setubal] is such a good young goalkeeper that he needs to play.

"We changed Daley Blind [returned to Ajax] for a 19-year-old kid [Dalot] that we believe has the potential to play right-back or left-back. We changed Michael Carrick [retired] for Fred, so our squad is the same.

"[Fred] is a midfield player, he's not a striker, not a central defender. He's a midfield player that technically is very good.

"In that sense, typically, the Brazilian player has a very rich luggage in technical terms and also in some static beauty movements of football. He's a player to really enjoy, if he adapts as soon as possible."

Mourinho believes he can now help his squad to get better, however.

He added: "There are ways to improve your team: one way is to spend a lot of money and to bring in lots of important players, another way is to work and that's the way we have to do it.

"I relish every challenge, it doesn't matter what, I love to work. That's the only thing I can promise, work hard. I am always confident, that's management."

I'm going to enjoy season – Mourinho happy with United side despite transfer frustration .
No new faces arrived at Manchester United before Thursday's transfer deadline but Jose Mourinho is ready to enjoy the 2018-19 season.Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insisted he is happy with his squad heading into the Premier League season, despite the club's failure to meet his transfer demands.

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