Jose Mourinho has bemoaned Manchester United’s distinct lack of transfer activity this summer, and even doubts whether he will get the signings he wants before the season gets underway.
The Manchester United manager has been in a downbeat mood so far this summer, with the Portuguese unhappy at how many players he has at his disposal during his side’s pre-season preparations.
Mourinho has previously stated that he wants to make two more signings this summer, with a centre-back and a winger thought to be a priority. However, with just 12 days to go until the Premier League kicks off, the 20-time league champions have signed just one marquee player in the shape of £52 million Brazilian midfielder, Fred.
Jose’s side are yet to win a game on their pre-season tour of the USA, with the latest disappointment being a humiliating 4-1 defeat to bitter rivals Liverpool, a result which saw Mourinho turn his guns on the club’s board:
“I think I am not going to have two (new signings).
“It is possible that I’m going to have one and that one, I gave at least to my club, five names a few months ago, and I wait to see if it is possible.
“We started the game with a lot of players who will not be in our squad on August 9.
“This is not my squad, not even half, not even 30 per cent of my squad.”
This is the second successive season that Mourinho has whinged about a lack of transfer activity at United. Last summer the club failed to sign Croatia wide man Ivan Perisic, while this year the Red Devils have so far not brought in the centre-back Mourinho desires.