Mourinho frustrated over transfers

Elena Summers
August 10, 2018

The fall out of Manchester United's tremendously frustrating summer could yet lead to the biggest explosion of all, with Ed Woodward and Jose Mourinho at loggerheads over the transfer policy at the club.

Another player who has come through an uncertain summer with United is Anthony Martial, who was left out of his France's World Cup squad, prompting comments from his agent that he wished to leave Old Trafford to safeguard his worldwide future.

"I think a lot will depend on how his team plays, you know".

"This list of the injured players is an important list and today after training I will speak with that group of players because everybody is different - physically and mentally - and to see how available they feel they are because their feeling is very important and understanding how they think they can help or not help". "I'd prefer to have them even if they are not top, top, top (in terms of fitness)".

Mourinho was left frustrated in his attempts to bolster United's squad ahead of the season, as the club failed to bring in a central defender, with a late bid for Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin proving fruitless.

With only 24 hours to go until Man Utd kick-off their campaign at home to Leicester, Mourinho is not a happy manager.

"The players with a proper pre-season are fit and they are strong".

"And I think United should be big enough, three or four months into the season, if we are seeing the same things as past year, just get rid of him".

The move was created to ease disruption in the first few weeks of the campaign after a number of high-profile players, including Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho and Virgil van Dijk, missed matches at the start of last season due to transfer speculation.

"You try to make a case and there is no case in it".

"When you are nine days without one minute of training or football, you go back and start with the other people".

Mourinho welcomed back World Cup players Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini on Monday - the first time he has had his complete squad this summer. "When you repeat 1,000 times that my relationship with my players is not good, it's a lie, repeated 1,000 times".

It is said United's conclusion was that Mourinho had chosen players no better than those he already has, yet could easily have cost £70m or more in a badly warped transfer market.

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