Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United's transfer activity is sufficient

Ross Houston
August 13, 2017

Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United are equipped to maintain his remarkable second season success rate by winning the Premier League title this term.

On the prospect of re-signing Ibrahimovic once the 35-year-old striker has recovered, Mourinho said: "We are having conversations and discussing the possibility of him staying for the second part of the season".

Ibrahimovic was let go at the end of his one-year contract, but the Swede is undergoing rehabilitation at United ahead of his expected return to fitness in December.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has called on his side to stop relying on their frontmen for goals this season.

"We had three players as you know, one defender, one midfielder and one attacking player but for this beginning of the season we lost important players too, we lost [Marcos] Rojo, [Ashley] Young, [Luke] Shaw, Zlatan, we lost players for injuries so I think between the players we lost and we got we are in a similar situation", he said.


"He was very clear, by showing what he did a year ago, that it was not enough for him", Mourinho was quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.

New signings Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic have all started strongly, with the £75m Belgian frontman netting against Zinedine Zidane's side in Skopje last Tuesday.

Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are back in contention after missing the Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid last week through suspension and Mourinho has no fresh injury worries to contend with.

But the United boss thought that was the impossible dream - until a surprise phonecall told him that he had finally got his man.

"There are obviously bigger competitions than others, but we will certainly be fighting on all fronts to win as much as we can".


"So I'm happy to start on Sunday, we are ready".

Mourinho has indicated that he wants a fourth signing before the transfer window shuts on August 31, as he needs a winger to bolster his squad.

"I understand the reality of the market, of the numbers, and I also understand that my club, by doing 75 per cent of what I initially asked for, I think the club did very well".

"I don't say the league, because I've been in this league for a long time". I don't think I am in a position of moaning, crying, contesting or to say I am not happy with it. I want to play West Ham - a hard match - then go to Swansea for another hard match. "But we have players and if we can not strengthen the team in these areas, we have players that we trust". After a first season of transition, Mourinho must stamp his authority on this team and is under a lot of pressure to deliver the coveted Premier League title.


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