Jose Mourinho Sheds Light On Morata And Matic Speculation

Doug Mendoza
July 16, 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed he wants two more signings this summer.

The club have also been linked with the likes of Chelsea's Nemanja Matic and Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.

While he delivered the Europa League and League Cup last year, the Premier League and Champions League are what United are built to win, and so with this level of backing, there will be no excuses this year as he must improve on last season's showing. Real Madrid's record breaking march to the title in La Liga in 2011/12 saw Mourinho topple a Barcelona side many felt could not be usurped.

"I would not like to be in [chief executive] Ed Woodward's position negotiating because everything is really hard", Mourinho told reporters ahead of United's first pre-season friendly against MLS side LA Galaxy.

"I think the market is so odd, the prices are absolutely out of context, so the clubs without the power to sell, refuse to sell, are one step ahead and there are many clubs in the Premier League who refuse to sell their best players and that is fantastic and makes the competition so hard".

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"I can't say any word about a player who is a Chelsea player", Mourinho said.

The Manchester United boss added: "We open our door for him to recover with us, and at the same time let's make a decision that makes us all happy".

"He said himself last season he thought he needed to put a little more effort in and a little more concentration", said Irwin.

"We need more [players]", he said. "We wanted four new players, fifty percent of the job is done".

Mourinho will be back in the Champions League next season. Matic has been given permission not to travel on Chelsea's pre-season tour. I've played with a few lads at club level and worldwide level and there is also some young lads.

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