Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has said that he is satisfied with his current squad and is not under any pressure to bring in another any new face to Old Trafford at the moment.
After bringing in three new players this summer, Mourinho has less than two weeks to get the “fourth man” he has been targeting throughout the close season.
Mourinho’s current squad whitewashed West Ham United 4-0 at home on league opening day and the Portuguese trainer has admitted that his squad is not in the right shape yet.
Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic seemed to be the one but Manchester United have struggled to agree to a fee.
The name of Monaco’s Thomas Lemar has been linked with Old Trafford in recent days too.
His take on signing a new player has been direct and straight forward. He said: “I don’t think we are unless something happens to put us in the market again. My plans were four, but I also told Ed Woodward, ‘no pressure from me, do what you think is best for the club’.
“We will be together for transfer windows in January and next summer. No pressure from me at all. I am happy with the squad we have. I am ready to go without the fourth player.
“My club did phenomenally well. I had four targets we got three before the first match. My club did great work. Also, nobody is in doubt (about their future).”
“You have to adapt to the situation, it doesn’t matter what. As a football manager, not a marketing man, as someone who want to work with the players, I would prefer the window to close as soon as possible.
“Everyone knows the players we have. The deals would have to be done earlier. At the moment you have a situation where a player could play game number one for one team, and for another in game number two. Are we in danger of losing players in last couple of weeks as I have heard? I would say how many clubs are powerful enough to buy best players in Premier League? The risk is minimal. If we cannot buy we are not going to sell.”
And while he is not associated with Barcelona in the same way as Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho will have been affected by the attack on Las Ramblas on Thursday.
Mourinho spent four years as an assistant to Sir Bobby Robson and then Louis van Gaal at the Nou Camp from 1996.