Alexis Sanchez slams Manchester United summer transfer business

Hope Soto
August 10, 2018

After signing Brazil worldwide Fred, Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot and reserve goalkeeper Lee Grant, Mourinho wanted a further two recruits but none arrived before Thursday's deadline. We don't have many solutions and want to go with everything we have.

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"If they feel they can help us, 20 minutes, 10 minutes half an hour".

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward did speak with Tottenham counterpart Daniel Levy once this summer about Toby Alderweireld.

Mourinho's side have tracked, among others, the likes of Jose Gimenez, Milan Skriniar and Kalidou Koulibaly in a summer that has seen regular links to Yerry Mina.

Mourinho's squad should be boosted by the return of World Cup victor Paul Pogba, who arrived back at Carrington on Monday, and Anthony Martial, who did not travel to Munich for the friendly against Bayern after leaving the USA tour and missing more than a week of training to attend the birth of his son in Paris.

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Mourinho's relationship with players like Pogba and Martial has come under close scrutiny, as have the manager's mood swings over the club's failure to complete key signings he wanted in the transfer window.

Mourinho declined to name title favourites for the season, adding that would sort itself out within a few months. "Or they are investing massively like Liverpool, who are buying everything and everybody".

"He's in the group of players who didn't have a preseason, it's as simple as that".

Daley Blind and Sam Johnstone, to Ajax and West Brom respectively, are so far United's only summer sales, but talk is rife about a defensive departure given their attempts to sign a centre-back. We work to improve the squad, but when it is not possible, it is not possible and we move on.

It's understood that the Argentina worldwide is reluctant to leave as he continues to work on his fitness, with Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly the other centre-back options at United.

United didn't sign anyone on deadline day and even though the European transfer window remains open Pogba appears set to stay at United.

Wolves have then drafted in Atletico Madrid left-back Jonny and Benfica striker Raul Jimenez on season-long loan deals, while taking advantage of Sporting CP's situation by snapping up Rui Patricio on a free transfer.

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