Jose Mourinho lashed out at Manchester United board on the lack of transfers.
Manchester United are currently in the United States. The Premier League’s superpowers headed there to prepare for the season and will complete a five game circuit after their fixture against Real Madrid on Tuesday evening.
In their fourth game against arch rivals Liverpool, Mourinho’s men were thrashed 4-1 by the Reds. Jose was critical about the performance by his youngsters in the match.
The former Chelsea boss has travelled to North America without having 13 absentees. Those are players who participated in the World Cup. Most of them are from Belgium, England or France and played the World Cup until its final weekend.
The 55 year old was clearly frustrated in his press conference post the match in which he also slammed the board of directors.
Jose Mourinho said that he submitted a list of five players which have not been signed by the club with the transfer window. Ed Woodward however backed his first team’s coach to have a successful season and promised to get at least one of his desired players. Mourinho is looking to build a team which will revolve around a strong wide flank and pairing of centre backs.
Keeping his long term plans in head, the 55 year old signed Alexis Sanchez in January and is keen on adding a right winger and centre back this summer. Ivan Perisic and Harry Maguire are the two names which are tipped to fill in the departments. On the other hand, Nemanja Matic’s injury has also caused a stir in Mourinho’s head.
The United hierarchy has assured to Mourinho that they will make a signing to fulfil his requirements. The Premier League’s transfer window slams shut one day prior to the kick off of the new season.
Manchester United play the season’s curtain raiser at the Old Trafford against Leicester City on the 10th of August.
The Red Devils have already signed Diogo Dalot, Lee Grant and Fred but have made none from the big names they’ve been linked with.