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

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

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

The Red Devils coach has cut a sullen figure throughout pre-season with the former Chelsea boss unable to hide his dissatisfaction with Brazil worldwide midfielder Fred being his sides only high profile signing.

'My view is that first of all is hard for me to believe we finished second when I listen, when I read, not much but sometimes I do, is hard to believe that we finished second because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, ' Mourinho said during today's press conference. We spoke to Kompany and Walker and they seem so intent to not drop below the mentality and standards they achieved a year ago.

As for the main challengers, Neville lists United, Liverpool and Chelsea are the only potential rivals for City's crown. The challenge for them is can they repeat that level of energy and that level of focus every three days? "He realises that's the measure of greatness".

The transfer window may have officially shut yesterday, but Derby County can still see some transfer activity thanks to an EFL rule.


Brazil worldwide Fred is the only player to have come in that is set to challenge for an instant starting berth , with Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant merely squad options for the present and future.

United should be challenging.

Mourinho warned United could face a "difficult" season if the club failed to sign new players, but he is insisting he will be content to work with the players in his squad in comments that may not reveal his true feelings after a disappointing few weeks of transfer business. That's an obscene amount of talent. "Every team in the league will be thinking 'what a great midfield that is.' The way in which United are being talked about this pre-season it's as if they've got a load of bums playing for them".

This new deadline which closes before the season starts has really ramped up the pressure on these transfers which means we could see a whole host of panic buys as clubs look to add to their squad before the Premier League season starts this weekend.

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