Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho Bemoans Lack Of Transfer Activity

Grant SmithAug 04, 2018

Jose Mourinho has hit out at Manchester United's transfer window inactivity after watching his under-strength squad crash to a defeat against Liverpool in the latest stop of their pre-season USA tour.

It's been viewed in some quarters as merely a plea to Ed Woodward and generate some transfer activity before the early deadline of August 9.

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"I think the passion many Americans have for soccer deserves more".

Betway spokesman Alan Alger told Starsport: "With less than a fortnight until the window closes, Jose Mourinho hasn't given up on clinching Toby Alderweireld and Willian's signatures and the odds suggest he may just get his way".

With Manchester United struggling in pre-season, coach Jose Mourinho has highlighted their lack of signings as being a reason for the team's struggles.

United slipped to a 4-1 defeat to their north west rivals in the International Champions Cup, meaning they are still without a win inside 90 minutes on their tour of the US.

Mourinho mentioned the trio in his post-match press conference after a 2-1 win over Real Madrid, but made no mention of World Cup victor Paul Pogba, nor Jesse Lingard or Marouane Fellaini. He cannot put too much pressure on, particularly as he admitted last week that if you rush players back after an intense worldwide tournament, they can suffer burn out later in the season.

"And that one I gave a list to my club five names a few months ago, and I wait to see if it's possible to have one". We have basically the same players.

"I can't see at the moment the need, but there are 12 days to go and a lot of things can happen".

Mourinho is still without a number of players, who reached the latter stages in Russian Federation, and made clear his preference that they cut their breaks early to aid preparations for the season opener against Leicester on August 10. "I don't know how long he'll be out for".

"This is not our team, this is not our squad - not even 30 per cent of it".

Mourinho is clearly unhappy with the way that United's preseason preparations are playing out and he wants some of his first-team regulars to return to Carrington ahead of schedule.

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