“I gave a list of five footballers I was interested in to the club months ago and none have come”, he revealed.
Jose Mourinho remains without a large portion of first team players as they continue their holidays after the World Cup.
Karius found himself in the firing line back in May when he made two mistakes in the Champions League final against Real Madrid to allow the Spanish side to seal a 3-1 victory in Kiev. They face a further friendly against Bayern Munich in Munich on August 5. “That’s why I spoke with the manager and also with the club about my future”.
Asked if he was confident of signing two players before the window closes prior to the start of the season, Mourinho told beIN SPORTS: “No”. I think that it’s possible I will have one. I’m confident I’ll get one. Last season I didn’t play much – that’s my objective and my ambition. If it’s possible, it’s good.
“We need signings and to keep our stars if we want to fight for the Premier League”.
Next up for the English giants in their pre-season schedule: Real Madrid.
“You want him to be very happy with the players he has around him?” We are playing just to try to survive and not have some ugly results. We started the game with nearly half of the players who are not even going to belong to our squad on August 9.
The United boss gave an interview to MUTV in which he claimed Martial, who left the U.S. for the birth of his second child, should have rejoined the tour after his son was born.
“He wants even his players who have personal commitments to be here”. There is a small boost though, as Chris Smalling, who withdrew from the starting XI against Liverpool just before kick-off due to a discomfort, was pictured training ahead of the game.
With nine players injured, Mourinho is keen to have the eight players who were granted extended breaks due to their exertions in Russian Federation return to training a week before they were supposed to.
Sturridge thought he might get the chance to grab a second moments later, but when Ander Herrera barged Andy Robertson in the back on 72 minutes, Ojo won the battle for the ball and stroked his penalty past Pereira.
Compounding United’s problems, Mourinho revealed Serbian global Nemanja Matic would miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery in Philadelphia to address an undisclosed injury.