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Published: 10:03 | 9/8/18

Mourinho does not expect signings


Jose Mourinho does not expect any new players to arrive at Manchester United before the transfer window closes on Thursday.

Having finished 19 points behind champions Manchester City last season, United have only added midfielder Fred, teenage full-back Diogo Dalot and third choice goalkeeper Lee Grant to their squad this summer and Mourinho is unhappy with the club's transfer business after providing officials with a list of five targets.

Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina and Jerome Boateng were all linked with a move to Old Trafford but the transfer have not materialised and Mourinho has ruled out and late deals.

“The information I have is no,” Mourinho told reporters when asked if he would be adding to his squad.

“I’m not confident, I’m not confident and the market closes today so it is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed.

“So I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to this first couple of matches, maybe three matches – because after Spurs there is national team and a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare people better – focus on the players available.

“So I’m not thinking about that list I gave you, I focus on what we have.”

United go into Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester without defenders Antonio Valencia, Diogo Dalot and Marcos Rojo and midfielders Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera, who are all injured.

“Romero, he had a surgery after his injury before the World Cup, Valencia, he was injured in pre-season,” Mourinho said at his pre-match press conference.

“Marcos Rojo, he was injured in the World Cup, Dalot had a surgery in Porto at the end of April and is not yet ready. Ander Herrera was injured against Bayern on Sunday, Matic was injured in the World Cup and had surgery in Philadelphia a couple of weeks ago.”

Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini returned to training on Monday following their post World Cup holiday and Mourinho does not know if they will be available for the visit of the Foxes on Friday evening.

“They returned on Monday, trained Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today, so you can imagine that they are not really fit and ready but we have needs,” he stated.

“The list that I gave you before 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 see how they feel they are and to understand to think how they can help or not help.”

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