I Need More Players, Jose Mourinho Begs Man Utd


"Other teams can do it also, is not a critic or not understanding the difficulty of the situation".

West Ham announced an agreement had been reached with Bayer Leverkusen for the transfer of former United striker Javier Hernandez to go with the signings of Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta and the reported arrival of Marko Arnautovic. In the end, the Red Devils won 2-0 and remain unbeaten in their three preseason matches so far.

Paul Pogba's pass sent him clear behind the City defence and when Ederson charged out to avert the danger he got there too late. As well as hitting a goal each, the pair looked sharp and combined effectively on a number of occasions. It looks like they are playing to win the Premier League, too. The popular Armenian scored in both games against the MLS teams LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake, and he registered an eye-catching assist for Rashford's first-half finish in Houston.

Lukaku skinned Fernandinho down the right flank before pulling the ball back to the unmarked Jesse Lingard.

Manchester United: De Gea (Romero 45′); Valencia (Fosu-Mensah 77′), Lindelöf (Bailly 45′), Smalling (Jones 45′), Blind (Darmian 45′); Herrera (Fellaini 62′), Pogba; Rashford (Martial 62′), Mkhitaryan (Carrick 62′), Lingard (Pereira 78′); Lukaku.

But with the goal at his mercy, the England star miss controlled at the crucial moment and the chance was wasted.

Vincent Kompany and Pep Guardiola

Such business has clearly impressed Mourinho, whose United side face West Ham in their first fixture of the upcoming Premier League season on August 13. Also participating across the country this year are AS Roma, Barcelona FC, Juventus, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham.

But the Portuguese boss refused to read too much into the result and described the match as "a very good training session".

Asked whether United could make that third signing before they fly home from America, Mourinho said: 'I don't know, I don't know.

United's goalscorers gave fans a reason to be hopeful not just for the season ahead but for many years to come. However, they secured a return to the Champions League by beating Ajax in the Europa League final.

United though did not have a perfect night.

MANCHESTER United manager Jose Mourinho is desperate to add another player 'as soon as possible'.