Sport Mourinho prepared for 'difficult' season after Man United's transfer woes

01:55  11 august  2018
01:55  11 august  2018 Source:   goal.com

Mourinho prepared for 'difficult' season after transfer woes

  Mourinho prepared for 'difficult' season after transfer woes Jose Mourinho missed out on a number of transfer targets in pre-season, leaving him to feel more like a head coach.Manchester United's transfer woes in pre-season has left Jose Mourinho feeling more like a head coach than a manager as his targets were reportedly vetoed.

He suggested after the defeat by Bayern Munich in their final warm-up game at the weekend that United faced “a difficult season ” if they did not make any further signings. Man Utd transfer news: Mourinho told to sell Pogba and sign Dembele.

After sealing deals for Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant by early July, last season ’ s Premier League runners-up were unable to add further despite the Portuguese’ s explicit desire to bring in two more players. Mourinho warned it could be a “ difficult season ” if United did not bring in at least one more

mourinhocropped: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho © Provided by Goal Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

Manchester United's transfer woes in pre-season has left Jose Mourinho feeling more like a head coach than a manager as his targets were reportedly vetoed.

United were linked with several new players in various positions across the pitch during the close-season, but in the end only Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant arrived.

Media speculation on Thursday suggested the reason United had not been as active as expected was down to the club's hierarchy overruling Mourinho on his primary targets.

And the Portuguese seemed to confirm those reports after Friday's unimpressive 2-1 win over Leicester City in the Premier League's opening game of the 2018-19 season, a campaign he predicts will be "difficult" for his squad.

Mourinho fears 'difficult season' for Manchester United

  Mourinho fears 'difficult season' for Manchester United Manchester United have reason to be alarmed by their competitors' "fantastic" squads, according to Jose Mourinho.Jose Mourinho has urged the Manchester United hierarchy to make a move in the transfer market or be left behind by their Premier League rivals.

United ' s pre- season has even seen Jose Mourinho tipped for the sack (Image: GETTY). Transfer news LIVE: Window SHUTS as Man Utd flop and Everton SWEAT over final move. Arsenal news: Aaron Ramsey contract update after transfer window closes.

Transfer Talk: Can Man United wait for Alderweireld, get Mina? "It' s the end of a very difficult season , but I think a very, very good season ," Mourinho told BT Sport following the match.

"I think football is changing and probably football managers should be called head coaches. I think we are more the head coach than the manager," Mourinho told Sky Sports.

"It will be a difficult season for everybody.

"For us, it will be a difficult season because I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months, and I started the Premier League season without a situation I thought was possible."

United's performance on Friday failed to build on Paul Pogba's early penalty, as they were dominated by Leicester for spells before Luke Shaw scored an all-important second goal in the closing minutes.

Mourinho drew issue with the limit of three substitutes after his side were forced to hold on following Jamie Vardy's header in added time, suggesting he needed to make as many as six changes during proceedings.

"Mr. [Richard] Scudamore [the Premier League's executive chairman] must be happy," he said. "It's a good way to start the Premier League. A good match.

"A match where I needed six changes, not three. I want to play [Anthony] Martial, but I can't. Paul Pogba can't play 90 minutes, Fred the same. I need more changes.

"It was not easy to manage the game from the touchline, but I told the players we had good periods, lots of glimpses of the type of football we wanted to play.

"Leicester were strong in periods but we coped with that as a team."

I'm going to enjoy season – Mourinho happy with United side despite transfer frustration .
No new faces arrived at Manchester United before Thursday's transfer deadline but Jose Mourinho is ready to enjoy the 2018-19 season.Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insisted he is happy with his squad heading into the Premier League season, despite the club's failure to meet his transfer demands.

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