Manchester United problems increase with Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly injuries

Manchester United problems increase with Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly injuries

Javier Howell
August 1, 2018

Jose Mourinho wants two new signings but believes he will only land one after providing Manchester United with a list of five transfer targets months ago as his frustration grows at Old Trafford.

The club's inconsistent performances has led Mourinho to express his frustration on multiple occasions throughout the USA tour, including criticising individual players and Manchester United's lack of transfer activity.

Mourinho is angry that the club's board has only allowed signing of only two first-team players.

The former Chelsea boss had also predicted a tough start to the new season, even though the club will be favourites to beat Leicester and Brighton in their opening two fixtures.

The report noted that Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho is seeking €80m (£71m) for Martial, who is likely to leave the Manchester side this summer.

Mourinho has nine players out injured, while a further eight still on extended breaks following their exploits in the Soccer World Cup in Russian Federation this summer and not due back in training until this week.

"In his age group, he is the best full-back in Europe and we all believe he has a bright future ahead of him at Manchester United", he said.

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Mourinho wants to add Leicester's Harry Maguire and Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic but fears he will start United's Premier League opener at home to Leicester the following night without a squad capable of a title challenge.

He was more critical of French striker Anthony Martial, who he said should have returned to the U.S. tour after going home to be with his girlfriend when she gave birth to a baby boy in Paris.

But now he says one addition seems more probable before the window closes on August 9.

And Mourinho continues to make no secret of his desire to further bolster United having failed to win any of their four matches in 90 minutes during their tour of the US. Alexis is the only attacking player that we have.

"The players that we have bought one is a goalkeeper cover, another one is a 19-year-old kid".

It could also mean that some of United's business goes beyond the close of the Premier League window next week, if Madrid move late.

The Sun cites one case of an unnamed player in a panic asking the TV channel he gave an interview to erase an answer he gave them.