Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
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Jose Mourinho rails against negative media coverage

Jose Mourinho rails against negative media coverage

Mourinho did confirm that Alexis Sanchez, who was a highlight for United over pre-season, is fit and firing though.

"Whilst Jose Mourinho would have been keen to sign the defender, the manager believes that the desire on the agent's part was always to leverage the situation to get a new contract for Godin".

The transfer window may officially shut at 5pm on Thursday but Blackpool and Fleetwood can still be active in the transfer market thanks to an EFL rule.

Last season may have been their highest finish since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, but the 19-point gap to runaway Premier League champions Manchester City underlined the improvements required.

"[Alexis is] more than ready but you can not have the players who arrived only last Monday after the World Cup semi-finals or final and three weeks' holiday".

"I'm not confident", Mourinho said, when asked whether there would be more players arriving before the deadline.


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.

Mourinho revealed he will be without six senior players for the game against Leicester.

Mourinho heads into the Leicester match with a hefty injury list, including key midfielders Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera, while a host of other stars of only recently returned from their break after World Cup duty.

"So I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to this first couple of matches, maybe four matches because after Burnley there is national team and a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare people better, is to focus on players available so I'm not thinking about that list I give you, I focus on what we have".

"They returned on Monday". 'When I listen, when I read, it's hard to believe we finished second because you are capable of making people who finish second (sound like we) were relegated.

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. Sometimes its also hard to believe I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues, and I keep thinking the second position past year was one of my biggest achievements in England'.

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