Jose Mourinho Asks Ed Woodward For One More Signing

Jose Mourinho with Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and Sir Bobby Charlton.

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Jose Mourinho has thanked Manchester United hierarchy for signing three of his transfer targets, but the Portuguese has asked for one more to end the window on a high.

The Manchester United boss is happy with the three players that Ed Woodward has signed for him so far. The Red Devils have already secured the services of Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku, and Nemanja Matic, but Mourinho wants that one final signing to wrap up the transfer window.

Mourinho has repeatedly stressed on his requirement of four new signings in the current transfer window, and he reiterated just that in latest press conference.

The Portuguese was talking to the press after his team’s friendly win over Sampdoria, as he stated: “The plan is to have a good squad, not to have a good team, it’s to have a good squad with options.

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“We have important players injured for a long time, they are going to be back just by the end of the year, so our squad is not so big and we need options, we need different players.

“I told a few months ago, I was hoping for four players to improve the squad and the club did a fantastic job, absolutely fantastic, by getting three of them, which is difficult in the crazy market where we are now.

“To get three out of four, I thank the club for that. I would be happier if they gave me four of four but they did a great effort for me.”

The former Real Madrid manager was also excited about his attacking options for the upcoming season, as he exclaimed: “Lukaku, Martial and Rashford are all different players and we need everybody and it’s going to be good, it’s going to be fun to choose the team for every match, according to the plan, to the opponent, to our gameplan.”

Manchester United are still being linked with players like Ivan Perisic, Serge Aurier, Eric Dier, and Andre Gomes, and it shall be fascinating to see which player joins the Old Trafford outfit as their fourth and final signing.

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Written by Shorya Panwar  

Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.


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