Harry up and sign me: Maguire’s keen on Manchester United switch

  • Harry up and sign me: Maguire’s keen on Manchester United switch

Harry up and sign me: Maguire’s keen on Manchester United switch

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is "not confident" of signing another player before Thursday's transfer deadline at 17:00 BST.

Add to that a fit (at the moment) Daniel Sturridge and the front three from last season and goals will not be a problem. "Sure we are going to be better, no doubt about that".

United finished a distant second in England's top flight as rivals Manchester City stormed to the title with a record 100-point haul.

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"I think Man United are a little bit desperate at this present moment which is not like them and not like Mourinho".

Mourinho warned last weekend that a "difficult season" could lie ahead if they failed to strengthen the squad before the deadline.

Although they are in the market for a centre-back, the Red Devils now appear to have withdrawn from the race.

Manchester United have been hit by injuries throughout the pre-season tour of the United States and there are plenty of first-team stars that have only just returned from their holidays due to exploits in the World Cup this summer.

"So I will have to focus on the players I have". Only four hours to the end.

"In pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, it looked like I was saying something insane", he added.

He added: "When you look at Manchester City, possibly Liverpool, I don't think they [United] have the quality of those two teams at the minute".

"My view is that first of all is hard for me to believe we finished second", he added.

The Portuguese coach has clearly been disappointed by the club's close-season spending and has rued the fact that, like other top-flight clubs, many of his squad have had minimal preparation having had time off to recover from the World Cup. Sometimes players and their entourage, they make mistakes in the way they choose a club to be loaned.