Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is desperate for reinforcements, even if it only means signing one player as the Premier League season looms large.
At the end of 2016-17, Mourinho revealed he wanted four new players, but Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof are the only arrivals so far.
United have been heavily linked with Inter winger Ivan Perisic, Tottenham utility Eric Dier and Nemanja Matic, while Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier has emerged as a possible target.
Asked about United’s transfer plans following Thursday’s 2-0 International Champions Cup win over Manchester City in Houston, Mourinho said: “I don’t know, I don’t know. I’m not in control of that, the credit of Lukaku, Lindelof to be here on time, the credit is not mine, it’s Ed Woodward and I thank him for that fantastic work to bring us two very important players for us.
“But we need a bit more and when you see the other teams in the Premier League, the way they get players, good players, and you see the champions buying three fantastic, experienced players… City and Liverpool go to the market, West Ham get Joe Hart, Chicharito [Javier Hernandez] and [Marko] Arnautovic, West Ham – wow – they play to win the Premier League, too, so teams are fantastic in the market and I’m waiting for a bit more.”
Belgium striker Lukaku, who joined from Everton, made it two goals in as many matches after breaking the deadlock before Marcus Rashford doubled the lead minutes later.
Lindelof – an arrival from Portuguese champions Benfica – was also assured in defence against Sergio Aguero and others.
Mourinho continued: “When I look to the team and Lukaku, Lindelof… I would like my squad to be here, my whole squad. If we manage to get one more player – and I’m not even crying for two – [I want that] as soon as possible.
“Because we can see that Lindelof is [part of] a team, Lukaku is in a team, the understanding between the players, the Paul [Pogba] pass, the way Lukaku holds the ball.
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