Jose Mourinho 'not confident' of deadline day signings

Jose Mourinho 'not confident' of deadline day signings

When asked whether he expected to welcome a fresh additions to his United squad, Mourinho offered these comments: "The information I have is no".

This summer has already seen some mega-deals take place regarding Premier League clubs with Riyad Mahrez moving from Leicester City to Manchester City for a huge £67m, whilst Naby Keita joined Liverpool for £62m in a deal that was agreed on last summer.

For the City players meanwhile, the focus is all about Sunday's trip to the Emirates Stadium as the season properly kicks into gear.

Sources told ESPN FC on Wednesday that while United were still pursuing a centre-back, but the chase has become problematic during the final hours of the window.

Sources also say United have baulked at the agent fees involved in signing Mina from Barcelona while sources close to the club have knocked down reports of a bid for Chelsea's Kurt Zouma.

The United manager had claimed that the shortlist he handed over to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the end of last season went largely ignored.

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A central defender is the priority with Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld, Leicester ace Harry Maguire and Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng still possibilities.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is "not confident" he will get any new signings before the transfer deadline. I think they know they're not really going to be seen as a great team and that Pep is not going to be seen as someone that has dominated English football if he doesn't win two in two or three in three.

"I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to this first couple of matches". Is not an opportunity, is a match, an important match, we would prefer to have a couple more days but decision was to be first to play and that's it.

"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second. I keep saying that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling that second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

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

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