Jose Mourinho Tells Officials That He Wants This Frenchman SOLD

  • Jose Mourinho Tells Officials That He Wants This Frenchman SOLD

Jose Mourinho Tells Officials That He Wants This Frenchman SOLD

Mourinho had been desperate to add a defender to his squad before the Premier League kick-off against Leicester at Old Trafford on Friday but proposed deals for Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Yerry Mina, Jerome Boateng and Diego Godin never materialised.

"He's 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".

Paul Pogba, Ashley Young, Fellaini and Jesse Lingard may yet be involved against Leicester tonight.

Harry Maguire was a genuine target, and although no progress was ever made with Leicester, United are still admirers of the England player. He worked amazingly well on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and he's one of the players I have to speak with to see how physically and mentally he feels. [Nemanja] Matic - injured in the World Cup and surgery in Philadelphia a couple of weeks ago.

It is understood United officials have grown increasingly tired and suspicious of Pogba's high-profile agent Mino Raiola, whom they blame for stories that his client would prefer to play for Barcelona.

He said: "I have my players and I like my players".

'If they feel they can help us [against Leicester] - 20 minutes, 10 minutes, half an hour.

"One lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie, but the perception of people is that it's true". I think it is clear what is going on and how we are going to move in the future. But Liverpool did its business early in splashing more than 170 million pounds (US$220 million) on Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker and midfielders Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.

When talking in a media session about Spurs' opening fixture against Newcastle this Saturday lunchtime, Pochettino addressed the rumours, saying: "We didn't receive (any offer) for any player".

"If you are a united fan like me and can no longer stand this dreary, defensive boring style of play then please donate".

"I know the words you want me to say or not to say but words don't come easy". By United's calculations he had simply missed too much football through injury over the last three years - playing no more than 19 league games in each season.